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Boat Builder (Marine Craftsperson)

Boat Builder (Marine Craftsperson)

“If working in the marine industry making use of a variety of skills, this could be the career for you.”

Boat Builder (Marine Craftsperson)

Marine craftspeople work for shipbuilding and ship repair and conversion companies. In smaller marinas and boatyards, they might work for boat-building, repair and maintenance firms. Their work could range from building hulls on sea-going vessels, to restoring the fixtures and fittings on traditional narrowboats.

As a marine craftsperson, you would use carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding and painting skills, as well as more traditional maritime craft skills like rigging and sail-making.

On smaller marine craft your duties could include assembling boat sections, installing engines and fitting out vessels with furnishing and equipment.

In a dockyard or shipyard, you are more likely to work on larger ships, tankers, and oil and gas platforms for offshore sites.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • assembling boat sections and pipework
  • installing engines
  • 'fitting out' the vessel
  • improved communication skills
  • improved maths and IT skills
  • the ability to solve problems

Your future

  • Almost 85% of science, research, engineering and technology roles will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020
  • Water and sewerage jobs are expanded to expand by 39% across the South West by 2020
  • 32,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the water and sewerage sector by 2020. A 20% increase, 190,000 in total
  • 100% of Noss Marine Academy students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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