Marine electrician apprenticeship

Conduct a wide range of marine engineering work

Marine electricians work on a variety of boats for sectors such as boat manufacturers, refit and repair boatyards, marinas and specialist marine electrical and marine electronic companies. During the marine electrician apprenticeship you’ll conduct a wide range of electronic work, including diagnostics, upgrades and maintenance, fault finding and repairing. You’ll be responsible for undertaking the work, including commissioning, testing and supporting sea trials. As a marine electrician you’ll design and produce solutions to boat layouts and requirements and you’ll produce electronic systems from technical drawings and specifications. You’ll need a good understanding of navigation systems, radar, radio and communications, control systems, alarm systems and interface protocols. You could find yourself working on boats in a workshop or moored in the water and work may need to be conducted in confined spaces, on or near water, aloft or at height.


Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, engineering and DT

Entry requirements for the marine electrician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £27,000

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