If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding career working for a thoroughbred luxury British Yacht Builder, look no further! We are preparing for our next intake of apprentices to our programmes. 


What’s on offer?

We have 2 sites in Hampshire (Southampton and Hythe) both offering Boat Building, Marine Electrical and Marine Engineering Apprenticeships.

We also have a Norfolk facility (Wroxham) where there are Marine Electrical and Marine Engineering Apprentices. Alongside this, we are taking on Boat Build trainees who would learn on the job.

The training partner in Hampshire is Southampton City College and for Norfolk it is Norwich City College. The courses are typically 4 years in duration and you finish your apprenticeship with a City in Guilds Level 3 in the respective discipline.


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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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During your apprenticeship, you will be supported by a dedicated mentor and will work alongside our skilled workforce, to learn how our boats are built and how the trade your learning is pivotal to the production of our beautiful yachts.

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Boat Building

You’ll develop your skills and knowledge in carpentry and joinery over the course of your apprenticeship. As you progress, you will undertake upholstery work on overhead panels, joints and dove tail set, cabin fit out and decking. This is where you will learn to fine tune your skills working with different woods such as teak, beech, walnut.


You will grow your knowledge and develop your ability in hydraulics and plumbing on one of our luxury yachts. You’ll learn how to finish, file and polish different materials to accurate dimensions and begin to understand the commissioning process of our yachts.


In this trade you will be trained on Electrical Installation of hardware for on-going projects. You will undertake practical and pragmatic testing, fault finding and problem solving with all electrical components. You will also be working with AC/DC, AV and NAV systems as well as wiring engines and learning about generators.

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For all roles you’ll learn how to use specific hand tools safely and correctly and how to comprehensively read and interpret drawings and systems, specific to your trade.

As an Apprentice you will be full-time employee of Oyster Yachts Ltd working at one of the main production sites. The core working week is 40 hours and you will attend college 1 day a week.

All Apprentices will start on £5.60 per an hour (1 April 2023 onwards) and then as you progress through each year the rate of pay increases in line with National/Living Minimum Wage.


Please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter to be considered for our 2023 intake. Our dedicated Recruitment partner will then send you an application for registration and review.

Come and Build something great with us!



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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 50 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

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]