Marine Workboat Apprentice

Port of Tyne Authority
To qualify and learn in the environment of workboat operations on the River Tyne. Assisting in operating the port’s workboat fleet, including the multi-purpose workboat ‘Sir Bobby Robson’ and the debris clearance vessel ‘Clearwater’. This may extend to operating the ports pilot vessels if necessary.Apply for this role by following this link: Marine Workboat Apprentice – Find an apprenticeship (
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Apprenticeship Summary

Annual Wage
Working Week
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week
Expected Duration
24 Months
Possible Start Date
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?

Undertake training in and become competent in the following (Please note, that the Port of Tyne has the right to remove and or replace any of the below):

  • L2 Diploma in Maritime Studies (Workboats)
  • STCW Basic Safety Courses
  • Non ECDIS Marine Electronic Chart Systems
  • MCA Small Ships Navigation and Radar on Code Vessels
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Theory
  • RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Practical
  • RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities
  • Manual Handling
  • Marine Hydraulic Loader Crane Operator
  • Marine Radio Short Range Certificate
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Your apprenticeship training will be a fully work-based learning programme across 18 months, method to be confirmed. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will achieve a level 3 qualification as a Small Commercial Vessel Crewmember.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
• Potential full-time position available upon completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and Prospects

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
• Attention to detail • Communication skills • Organisation skills • Physical fitness • Problem solving skills • Team working
• GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) essential • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) essential
Things To Consider

About The Employer

Our mission is to create a vibrant and sustainable Port of Tyne contributing to the growth of the economy and to hand on the Port in a better condition to future generations. Our vision is to be the UK’s safest, most progressive customer-focused and environmentally sustainable port, and a great place to work. Our values reflect the culture of our company and are the guiding principles for how we do business, they are to be Open, Excellent, Respectful and Responsible.
• Maritime House • Tyne Dock • South Shields • NE34 9PT

About The Trainer

Zenith Training is a North East based Training Provider, located in South Shields. We offer training solutions to organisations and individuals, to help them grow.

At our core we’re passionate about the work we do to help people. Because of that we’ve gained a highly regarded personal and hardworking reputation.

We pair that approach with expert training consultants, our in depth knowledge of the North East training funding marketplace and the latest in educational thinking, to supply and deliver tailored solutions across all sectors!


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