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 apprentices we hire and adapting the programmes to ensure we give people the right skills for the future. 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. 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.

Interested in joining us as a Marine Apprentice? APPLY now…

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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

 

ABOUT OYSTER

Oyster is a British brand that has been building the world’s finest bluewater sailing yachts in Southampton and Wroxham, Norfolk, since 1973. Under new ownership we have a bold vision for the future, and we’re growing fast because people around the world love our yachts. We have a strong brand, world-class products, and a loyal family of Oyster Yacht owners. From 50 to 125 foot, our yachts are hand-crafted from exceptional materials by the industry’s most skilled craftsmen and women. Oyster owners around the world have sailed over twenty million blue water miles and ninety circumnavigations of the globe safely, and in comfort and luxury.

“This bluewater cruiser marks the rebirth of a legend”

“The Oyster 565 is a seriously impressive yacht. It’s a modern design, through and through: good-looking and spacious. It’s certainly expensive, but for good reason, as it includes an extremely high standard spec. And the engineering quality and level of finish really raises the bar. No yacht is perfect, but in terms of design and execution the Oyster 565 is as close as you’ll find on a series-built cruising yacht. This new model issues a very clear statement: Oyster is back.”

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Contact Us

 

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.

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

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