Marine Operations Apprenticeship (Boatmaster Apprenticeship Level 3) – Cory

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Marine Operations Apprenticeship (Boatmaster Apprenticeship Level 3) – Cory

  • Post Date:5th January 2022
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Job Description

The Marine Operations Apprenticeship is 2 years in duration, aimed at achieving industry-recognised qualifications and will be delivered in conjunction with a recognised and approved training body. You will have the opportunity to learn through block-release at college and transfer the skills in a working environment with support from workplace mentors and buddies.

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Based at our Barge Yard in Charlton, the Marine Operations Apprenticeship 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

Through a mixture of college (some residential attendance required) and on-site training, skills will be developed in the following areas:

  • Working within the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality framework.
  • Hazard awareness and emergency actions.
  • General seamanship and local knowledge.
  • Tug operations and on-board equipment.
  • Use of tools

Overview of the role

Through practical and vocational studies, obtain work-related professional qualifications to act as part of a boat crew who are responsible for the safe and effective delivery of waste to our energy
from waste plant.

You will be expected to attend college and complete course work to a high standard.

You will complete the Level 3 Boatmaster apprenticeship at an industry-leading apprenticeship academy to gain a Tier 1, Level 2 Boatmaster licence with the opportunity to achieve further licence endorsements.


36 hours per week (shift-based Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday working)

Salary approximately £14,000 per annum

Subsistence provided whilst studying at the training provider

Start date – March 2022

Desired skills and attributes

Maths & English to GCSE Grade 4 or higher.

Medically fit to pass MCA ML5 medical (paid by Cory after interview)

Desired personal qualities

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn your chosen trade.

Confident communicator, able to work well with others.

Good timekeeping is essential.

A person who is willing to receive and implement instructions.

Future prospects

There is the potential for a permanent position within the organisation. High achievers will be given the opportunity to progress further within the company.

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be expected to travel from home to college and to their place of work. Each month will include one or two weeks away from home on block release from Monday to Friday at a college working towards completion of the Level 3 Boatmaster apprenticeship. You should also be aware that you will work on a shift basis alongside a crew with occasional Saturday working required.

How to apply

Please send your CV to along with a covering letter covering these questions:

  1. Why would you like to work for Cory?
  2. What makes you the right person for the position?
  3. What will you achieve as an apprentice with Cory?

Applications will be processed in the order that they are received, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

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