THE OYSTER APPRENTICESHIP ACADEMY

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 Apprenticeship Schemes to create a new Apprenticeship Academy. We are increasing the number of marine apprenticeships and adapting the programmes to ensure we give people the right skills for the future as a boat builder or marine engineer. 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.

Why join Oyster as a Marine Apprentice?

This is not your average Marine Apprenticeships. Oyster builds the world’s finest bluewater cruising yachts. We don’t just offer 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. Combining the perfect balance of practical, on-the-job learning and theoretical studies, our Marine Apprenticeships will give you the skills to grow and succeed in the industry as a boat builder or marine engineer. Here are three big reasons to join us.

Take pride in building the skills you need 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 customers.

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 will 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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THE PROGRAMMES

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BOAT BUILDER APPRENTICESHIP

How long is the programme?

A 4-year full-time course, with four days a week on-site at Oyster as part of a team, and one day per week learning at college.

What do I get out of the programme?

The apprenticeship covers all internal and external aspects of boat building, equipping you to progress and build a successful career – at Oyster, elsewhere, or even overseas.

What will I be doing and learning?

Over the four years you’ll be taught a vast range of essential modern and traditional boat building skills by highly-skilled experts, with experience of teaching and mentoring apprentices. Learn more here.

Am I eligible to apply?

To start an apprenticeship you will need to be; 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you are still at school but you will need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holiday to start the apprenticeship.

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ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP

How long is the programme?

A 4-year full-time course, with four days a week on-site at Oyster as part of a team, and one day per week learning at college.

What do I get out of the programme?

The apprenticeship covers all the essential aspects of marine engineering, equipping you to progress and build a successful career – at Oyster, elsewhere, or even overseas.

What will I be doing and learning?

Over the four years you’ll be taught a vast range of marine engineering skills by highly-skilled experts, with experience of teaching and mentoring apprentices. These skills range right from essential fitting and machining techniques to commissioning, installing and testing entire systems – including hydraulics, gas and water.  Learn more here.

Am I eligible to apply?

To start an apprenticeship you will need to be; 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you are still at school but you will need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holiday to start the apprenticeship.

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REWARDS AND BENEFITS

  • Competitive rates of pay and overtime opportunities
  • A structured high-quality learning programme
  • Training and mentorship from experienced professionals
  • 22 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, with the flexibility to purchase additional three days or sell two days if preferred
  • Employer pension contributions at 3%
  • Flexible shifts and working patterns
  • Training opportunities and support
  • Company administered contributory sickness and accident insurance scheme, also covering mental health and Covid-19 related sickness absence
  • Occupational sick pay after six months service
  • Lifeworks employee assistance programme
  • Free on-site parking

 

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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.

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."

Handcrafted with pride

No two Oysters are the same. Each of our yachts is designed and handcrafted using time-honoured skills, insights and learnings gained over 48 years from a loyal group of visionaries including owners, staff, sales team and project managers. Working with the finest materials and an obsessive attention to detail, our craftspeople know how to translate your vision into a yacht that is an Oyster through and through, while making her unique to you.

Contact Us

 

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

If you are interested in a career at Oyster Yachts then we would love you to take one of two next steps:

FIND OUT MORE by emailing our people team on [email protected]