Marine/Lighterage Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Cory (Employer)

Searegs Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,000.00
36.0 hours per week 36 hours per week, shifts, mostly Monday to Friday but some scheduled Saturdays.
24 months (duration)
1 March 2022(start date)
Boatmaster (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
31 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Marine/Lighterage Apprenticeship gives the opportunity to learn through block-release and transfer the skills in a working environment with support from your Captain and crewmates, working towards a Boatmaster Level 3 qualification. You'll gain knowledge of hazard awareness, seamanship, tug boat operations and work on the River Thames.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Based at our Barge Yard in Charlton, the Lighterage apprentice will support the team afloat by:

Assisting the Captain, Mate and crew and following all instructions to ensure a safe and efficient towage operation on our tugs and barges;

Assisting with ship husbandry;

Achieving all required qualifications.

Every day is different, but a typical day will be spent working on the River Thames working on a rota depending on river tide times.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As well as internal training, you'll complete your Boatmaster apprenticeship at an external training provider in Plymouth, on a regular 5 day block release.

Travel and accommodation will be provided throughout the apprenticeship. 

After the 2 year apprenticeship, you'll obtain a Tier 1, Level 2 Boatmaster licence with the opportunity to progress to achieve further licence endorsements, which will allow you to progress in your career afloat.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After the apprenticeship, there is the possibility to progress to permanent positions within the company, both afloat and working in our offices across London. Cory is a growing company with excellent prospects for the right candidates.

Reality Check

This apprenticeship involves working as part of a boat crew on a shift pattern, Monday to Friday and with some occasional Saturday working required. You will need to pass a medical, paid by Cory, after your interview in order to work safely on the River Thames.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
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