ABOUT OYSTER

Oyster is a British brand that has been building the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts since 1973. Today we are experiencing strong demand and growth, which means a bright future for our people, and a need for more to join us on the journey.

From 50 to 125 foot, our yachts are hand-crafted from exceptional materials by the industry’s most skilled craftsmen and women. Oyster owners have sailed over 20 million blue water miles and 90 circumnavigations of the globe in safety, comfort and luxury.

Why join Oyster?

Feel pride and passion in your work as part of a fast-growing team building the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. Bring your skills, your desire to learn and we’ll give you everything you need to succeed…

Take pride in using your skills to create something beautiful and unique – a Great British product, respected around the world. Our yachts set the standards in craftsmanship, making life-enhancing adventures possible for our passionate international family of owners.

Under passionate new leadership Oyster is growing fast, with an order book that gives us security for years to come. It means that you can look forward with confidence and opportunities to progress both your skills and career, as we launch new yachts and innovate.

You’ll work as part of a highly skilled team with the finest materials and facilities. We strive to build a family feel amongst our team and to provide the flexibility, training, benefits and support that you need to do your best work and to enjoy your work.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

We are hiring for a broad range of marine sailing jobs in Southampton and Wroxham to help us meet growing demand for our yachts. Marine jobs range from junior level to highly experienced. Whilst marine industry experience is preferred, for some roles we consider skilled and passionate people from other industries.

Oyster Careers Sailing Jobs 1

Boat Builders

We’re hiring internal and external Boat Builders in Southampton and Wroxham, Norfolk, ranging from junior roles right through to highly experienced professionals. This is not your average Boat Builder job. We build the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. That’s why we don’t just offer boat building jobs but the chance to be part of a proud family, to learn, to be the best at what you do, and to enjoy your work.

What we are looking for

Our yachts are built to circumnavigate the world, so we’re looking for people with a keen eye for precision and quality who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team to meet deadlines. You will have relevant C&G qualifications and  marine industry experience working with timber/GRP boats.

BOAT BUILDING JOBS
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MARINE ELECTRICIANS

We have vacancies for a number of Marine Electricians across our main sites in Southampton and Wroxham, Norfolk, to help us meet the growing demand for our range of luxury yachts. We have Marine Electrician jobs suitable for a range of people, from two to three years’ experience to the most highly experienced marine industry professionals. You’ll be working together in teams to build yachts that circumnavigate the world.

What we are looking for 

We want electricians who set themselves the highest standards. We are looking for people who are highly organised, enjoy taking responsibility, making a difference, and tackling new challenges. Marine experience is definitely an advantage but above all we want attention to detail, commitment to quality, and the ability to work well as part of a passionate multi-skilled team.

MARINE ELECTRICIAN JOBS
Oyster Careers Sailing Jobs 3

BENCH JOINERS

To help us meet the growing demand for our range of luxury yachts we are hiring a number of full-time Bench Joiners in Southampton and Wroxham, Norfolk. We have Bench Joiner jobs suitable for people ranging from junior level to highly experienced professionals.

What we are looking for

Our yachts are built to circumnavigate the world so we are looking for joiners with a keen eye for precision and quality, and who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team to meet deadlines. You will have at least two years’ experience, ideally in the marine industry, but you could also be currently working in related areas that require the same high levels of craftsmanship and quality.

BENCH JOINER JOBS
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MARINE LAMINATORS

We are hiring a number of Marine Laminators in Southampton and Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk, to help us meet the growing demand for our range of luxury yachts. We have Marine Laminator jobs suitable for a range of experience levels – from the most highly experienced to those who will need training and mentoring from our expert team.

What we are looking for

We are looking for people with a keen eye for precision and quality, and who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team to meet deadlines. Ideally you will have relevant experience in Hand and/or Composite Laminating but for more junior roles we’re also offering self-motivated individuals the opportunity to get the training and mentorship you need to build your career.

MARINE LAMINATING JOBS
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MARINE ENGINEERS

We are looking for Marine Engineers to work in Southampton and our Wroxham site in Norfolk. The Marine Engineer jobs require experienced industry professionals who will help us to meet the growing demand for our range of luxury yachts.

What we are looking for

Our yachts are built to circumnavigate the world so we are looking for people with excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills who enjoy working as part of a multi-skilled team to meet deadlines. You will be responsible for a wide variety of systems and components across our range of world-class yachts. You will have at least two years’ relevant experience and be comfortable with innovation and new challenges.

MARINE ENGINEERING JOBS
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APPRENTICES

We believe in developing local talent in our production facilities in Southampton and Wroxham, Norfolk. That’s why we’ve built on our existing long-established Marine Apprenticeships Schemes to create a new Apprenticeship Academy.

We offer people with the right mindset the opportunity to be part of a proud family; to learn a broad range of essential skills; to be taught and mentored by the best in the industry; and to enjoy their work as part of a supportive team.

Applications for joining us as a Marine Apprentice in 2021 are now closed. We will open applications for apprenticeships in December 2021.

MARINE APPRENTICESHIPS
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OTHER VACANCIES

Currently we have vacancies for the following roles. Find out more by clicking on the relevant job title.

Bench Joiner Team Leader - Hythe

Social Media Manager - Southampton

Group Finance Analyst - Southampton

Production Engineer - Southampton

PLM Systems Administrator - Southampton

HR Advisor - Wroxham

More generally Oyster Yachts is growing fast because people around the world love our yachts. We have a strong brand, world-class products, and a loyal family of owners. This means we are always open to hearing from individuals looking for a wide range of marine industry jobs. Our team consists of people in all types of roles, from designing to building and then supporting our yacht owners. Jobs on offer at Oyster include Boat Painter jobs, Boat Finisher jobs, Procurement jobs, Marine Machinist jobs, Marine Software jobs, Marine Programmer jobs, Yacht Design jobs, Boat Fitter jobs, Finance jobs, Marketing jobs and more.

 

Our Mission

"We build and support the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts, making life-enhancing adventures possible for our passionate international family of owners."

Oyster values

We are proud to build the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts. Our success depends on our ability to bring together the best people and enable them to do great work. Living by our values every day ensures we enjoy and do our best work, feel valued, and grow personally and professionally. These are our values that make Oyster such a special place to work:

We focus on being the best and constantly getting better.

We care deeply, are accountable and take pride in all we do.

We do the right thing, act respectfully and keep promises.

We work as one team with heart, supporting each other and having fun together.

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Contact Us

 

If you are interested in a career at Oyster Yachts then we would love to hear from you. If you already know someone working at Oyster, you can both benefit from a cash bonus if you are successfully hired for a production position.

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