Sunseeker International have announced that it is recruiting a record intake of apprentices in 2016.
Twenty six will be joining the luxury yacht manufacturers’ team in Poole and a further 14 in Portland. These 40 new hires will bring the total number of apprentices to over 100 – the highest number of apprentices at Sunseeker to date.
Sunseeker is part of the government’s apprenticeship scheme and the announcement was made at the start of National Apprenticeship Week.
The company has offered apprenticeship positions since 1979 and works with Bournemouth & Poole College and its specialist Marine Technology Centre.
Apprentices at Sunseeker can choose from four different specialisms, including Composite Boat Builders, Carpentry Boat Builders, Marine Electricians and Marine Engineers. The apprentices will be involved in the production lines of the company’s yacht range, from the 48ft San Remo through to the brand’s flagship 155ft superyacht, learning traditional shipwright methods to loft and construct boats from wood, as well as installing a wide variety of mechanical and electrical systems such as hydraulic circuits and stunning audio and visual systems.
Sunseeker’s Training Manager Alex Bowman said: “We are delighted to be recruiting 40 apprentices to join our team in Portland and Poole. Our record intake of apprentices demonstrates our investment in the future of the marine industry, enabling young people in the local community to kick-start their career in this sector. Developing new talent within the workforce is essential to maintaining our reputation and position as a world leader in luxury performance motor yacht design and manufacture and we fully recognise that. Not only will these apprentices get to work on our range of stunning boats on a daily basis, but there are huge career development opportunities at Sunseeker and in the wider UK marine industry.”
Sunseeker is offering apprentices three four year Advance Apprenticeship pathways in Marine Mechanical Engineering, Marine Electrical and Carpentry Boat Building, as well as one, three-year intermediate apprenticeship pathway in Composite Boat Building.
The team at Poole will be looking to recruit, ten Composite Boat Builders, eight Carpentry Boat Builders, four Marine Electricians and four Marine Engineers, while the team at Portland are looking to recruit ten Composite Boat Builders, two Carpentry Boat Builders, one Marine Electrician and one Marine Engineer.
To apply, students should visit www.thecollege.co.uk/sunseeker and use the ‘apply online’ function.
For more information please visit: https://www.sunseeker.com/en/recruitment/apprenticeships or call Sunseeker Human Resources on 01202 943 537.