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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Southampton are now closed. We will open applications for apprenticeships in Southampton in December 2021.
Applications for joining us as a Marine Apprentice in Wroxham are open.
Currently we have vacancies for the following roles. Find out more by clicking on the relevant job title.
Head of Production - Wroxham
Project Management Team Assistant - Southampton
Marketing Project Manager - Southampton
Commodity Buyer - Southampton or 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.
We have taken the decision to cancel the open day on the 3rd July due to the delay in lifting the current Covid lockdown restrictions from 21st June 2021.
We are still actively recruiting skilled and passionate people to join our fast-growing business. Please register your interest for our future open days here:
“The working conditions, overall package, sense of teamwork and flexibility make Oyster a great place to work. For me, the ultimate satisfaction of the role is the end result – seeing a stunning yacht built to the very highest standards leave the workshop. It’s very rewarding and instils a great sense of pride.”
Boat Builder, Wroxham
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