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New Boatbuilding Apprenticeship


OEvolve Business Training will be leading a brand new ‘trailblazer apprenticeship’ programme in partnership with luxury boat building company, Fairline Boats Plc, to offer 22 people the chance to get in to the £multimillion boat building industry

An information evening is being held on Thursday 11th June from 4-7pm at the college’s Oakley Road, Corby campus for anyone who is interested.

Trailblazer apprenticeships enable training providers such as Evolve Business Training, the employer focussed arm of Tresham College Of Further and Higher Education, to work more closely with employers to develop training standards and assessments directly related to what an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by their job role.

The new apprentices will be recruited using the expert teams at Evolve and Fairline Boats to see 22 young people and adults in and around Northamptonshire appointed.

Boatbuilding is a highly skilled job requiring a significant amount of training and experience to undertake their role and the new apprenticeship will typically last 48 months to ensure the apprentice has the skills, knowledge and behaviours to be successful in such a specialist career.

Tracy Cosgrave, Operations Director at Evolve Business Training said:

“Our latest apprenticeship with international employer, Fairline Boats, is a great opportunity for young people wanting to move in to a career that could potentially take them around the world.

Working with Fairline and supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training will be recruiting school and college leavers over the summer to start their apprenticeship as soon as possible.”

Paul Harris, the Administrator of the Shipwright Apprenticeship Scheme:

“Through discussions between Shipwrights and the British Marine Federation we are meeting with Colleges like Tresham and local businesses to secure the return of marine apprenticeships to the region.
The benefits of taking on apprentices are limitless to building a strong workforce. With BMF member, Fairline Boats Ltd, and Tresham recruiting the first apprentices it opens the door to other local marine businesses and young people to the possibilities of apprenticeships.”  

Stefan Whitmarsh, Head of Engineering at Fairline Boats

“We are tremendously excited at Fairline Boats to be working with the apprentices from Tresham. Not only will this provide a unique opportunity for students to learn a wide variety of trades including specifically, boat building – a first in the country, but also offers a chance to be part of a great British brand that delivers luxury boats to a global audience. The apprenticeship scheme forms another part of plans to strengthen the business for the future and we look forward to welcoming the apprentices to Fairline Boats.”

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