Apprentices at Sunseeker

Sunseeker Supports National Apprenticeship Week

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2015, Sunseeker International is pleased to announce that it will create 28 new apprenticeship vacancies during the coming year, its largest intake in four years. These will cover a broad range of specialist skills including marine engineers, electricians and carpenters, all based at its manufacturing centre in Poole, Dorset.

Sunseeker has recognised the benefits of developing apprentices for over 35 years, training on average 25 apprentices annually across its programme. Working in partnership with Bournemouth & Poole College and its specialist Marine Technology Centre, Sunseeker is firmly committed to honing the high level skills required to develop the young marine engineers and boat builders of the future who will maintain its reputation and position as a world leader in luxury performance motor yacht design and manufacture.

Commenting on the new apprenticeships, Sunseeker’s Training Manager Alex Bowman said: “There are huge career development opportunities at Sunseeker for the next generation of marine engineers and boat builders, and today’s announcement underlines our commitment to enabling young people in the local community to kick-start an exciting and rewarding career in the marine sector. Not only will they get to work on our range of stunning boats on a daily basis, but in partnership with Bournemouth & Poole College we provide a comprehensive learning and development experience that includes work in the classroom and on external leadership and team-building courses throughout the programme.”

Olivia Richards-Smith, a current Sunseeker apprentice studying an advanced apprenticeship (level 3) in Marine Engineering and currently fulfilling a placement on Sunseeker’s Test Team, added: “I would definitely recommend this apprenticeship as it opens so many opportunities, allowing you to gain so many practical skills whilst going into great detail and understanding about marine systems. My work colleagues, college tutor and the apprenticeship coordinator have all been really supportive to help me gain the qualifications and open up great career prospects.  If you’re looking for a career in the marine sector this scheme really sets you up for your future no matter what route you’re going to follow.”

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