Marine Apprentice

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Marine Apprentice

  • Post Date:28th October 2019
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  • Offered Salary £15,000 - £20,000
Job Description
 You will work on board Thames Clippers vessels assisting the Master, Mates and On Board Customer Service Assistants (OCSA) ensuring our customer’s safety at all times and making sure they have a wonderful experience with us, all while working towards your Boatmaster Apprenticeship (SQA Level 3 in Maritime Studies: Rivers, Inland Waterways & Limited Distances to Sea) You will make sure any vessel maintenance and cleaning is carried out efficiently and effectively and also assist the OCSA when required with serving the customers on board and stocking the boat. You will undergo on the job training as well as regular off-site training for up to two weeks away at a time, all travel, accommodation and sustenance while training off-site is provided for you.

We’re looking for people who are looking to develop their career in the maritime industry and progress through the ranks from Marine Trainee to Mate, then onto Master. We’re looking for ambitious and driven individuals who want to succeed. If you enjoy working with the public, being outside on the river and being part of a fun and busy team then this could be the role for you! You will be approachable, friendly and helpful, not only to the passengers on board but also to your colleagues. We expect you to deliver the same amazing experience to our customers at the end of your shift as you do at the start. You will have GCSE’s in Maths and English at a minimum grade C in order to be considered for this apprenticeship. If not, there is a requirement to obtain the equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 as part of the programme.

Where: You will spend your days on our vessels, which all leave from North Greenwich Pier, based near The O2 arena.

Important information: You will be based on our boats on the river and that means you will be on your feet for 10 hour shifts. We will provide you with a full uniform including warm clothing to defend against the British weather!


So why apply?

Here at Thames Clippers we really value a strong team ethic, we take pride in what we do, and we respect each other which make it a great place to work! We are an entrepreneurial and inclusive organisation which was voted “Employer of the Year” at the 2017 London Transport Awards.

There is real potential for internal development and promotion to Mate is guaranteed within 2 years, once you have passed your apprenticeship and obtained all relevant qualifications. There will be further significant pay rises are also awarded when promoted beyond Mate to Master.

Our employees benefit from free travel on Thames Clippers services, along with a group private pension plan, private medical insurance, life assurance, EAP, ride to work scheme, season ticket loan. We also offer discounts at shops, bars and restaurants at The O2 and give you first look at shows when they go on sale.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and our approach to recruitment and selection is fair, open and based purely on merit. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief or marriage and civil partnership.