Sunseeker Apprentices' Passing Out Ceremony
On Tuesday the 18th September 2012, twenty eight Sunseeker apprentices attended a passing out ceremony with the Group President of Sunseeker International, Robert Braithwaite. Since 1979, Sunseeker has been recruiting apprentices to work across the shipyards in Poole, Dorset. The apprentices take part in a four year programme that includes day release at college and on the job work placements across all areas of the business. As a result of hard work and learning across four years, each apprentice graduated with a level 3 in Boat Building and Marine Engineering, which is equivalent to A-Levels on the U.K Qualification and Credit Framework. The apprentices were also equipped with maths and soft skills, such as 'working with others' and 'improving their own learning'.
Apprentices are a fundamental part to the continuation of Sunseeker International, which is proved by the fact Sunseeker International has continued to recruit up to 30 apprentices every year, despite the recent global economic downturn. The Apprentices are the catalyst for change and the solution for succession within the company. A small percentage of the passing out group will now proceed to enrol for the HNC Level 4 in Manufacturing Management, which Sunseeker will fully fund. By continually developing and investing in our workforce, we can retain our competitive advantage and ensure talented young people in the UK have the opportunity for employment, education and more importantly, an exciting and prosperous career with Sunseeker International.