Marina and boatyard operative apprenticeship

Deliver a variety of operations and services, including vessel handling

Marinas and boatyards support the yachting and boating sectors, which are key areas of the leisure marine industry. Marinas include coastal or inland, river and waterway docks, or basins with moorings and services for vessels. Boatyards are waterside locations where vessels are built, maintained, docked, or stored. A marina and boatyard operative delivers a variety of operations and services that include vessel handling such as lifting, launching, high pressure washing and the storage of vessels ashore, and the berthing and movement of vessels on the water in accordance with company policy. In this role, you must work in a safe manner, complying with relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and other information and guidance. This will help ensure the safety of vessel users, staff and visitors, along with ensuring the safety of vessels and property within the marina and boatyard confines. During the marina and boatyard operative apprenticeship, you’ll use a range of equipment, as well as engage with customers, other staff, external contractors, suppliers and visitors. You’ll also conduct regular maintenance activities and checks around the marina and boatyard.


Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the marina and boatyard operative apprenticeship: Two GCSEs or equivalent passes

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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