2022 Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures – 19 October

2022 Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures – 19 October The 2022 Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures will be held on Wednesday October 19th at the MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton 2021 saw the Lectures move to their new venue in Southampton City Centre. Despite a reduced post Covid attendance the very favourable feedback indicated the event to be widely regarded […]

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Apprentice Ashlee Barrell, outstanding Marine Engineer in the making…

Ashlee Barrell, aged 19, started as a marine engineering apprentice at Cox’s Boatyard in Norfolk, last year. Ashlee is one of our sponsored apprentices for 2021-22. He recently sent us his excellent mid-year progress which demonstrates the wide range of projects he has been involved with and the array of knowledge and skills he has […]

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Apprentice Theo Aers at the leading edge of automation technology at Servowatch in Essex.

Meet Theo Aers, marine engineering technician apprentice, one of our sponsored apprentices for 2021-22, employed at Servowatch in Essex. Servowatch is a leading marine automation and ship solutions provider. Theo is undertaking the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship and is enrolled at the Colchester Institute for the off the job training. Theo has recently sent […]

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Apprentice Ben Hodder excelling at Honnor Marine, in Dorset.

Ben Hodder, an outstanding Boatbuilder in the making, employed at Honnor Marine in Swanage, Dorset, has sent us his end of sponsored  year report. Ben, who started at Honnor Marine back in 2021, has made great strides since formally commencing his apprenticeship a year ago. He is enrolled with Bournemouth & Poole College who are […]

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The Shipwrights Company participate in a careers event aboard the HQS Wellington.

On Tuesday evening, the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Manager and the Clerk attended a careers event organised by Maritime UK and the Wellington Trust.  The event purpose was to update the Maritime sector knowledge of London FE Principals, careers leaders & educators. Delighted to support the event as one of the exhibitors alongside other key stakeholders and partners […]

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Joshua Allsopp, marine engineering apprentice at Smith’s Boatyard, Cornwall is developing fast…

Meet Joshua Allsopp, one of our 2021-22 sponsored apprentices, employed at Smith’s Boatyard in Cornwall. Josh has quickly developed a very impressive wide array of high level technical skills. He is learning his off-the-job training at Falmouth Marine School. Joshua told us: “Ever since I started my apprenticeship in September 2021, I have learnt so […]

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Apprentice Jack Pearce of Zenith Marine is powering ahead!

Meet Jack Pearce, one of our 2021-22 sponsored Boat builder apprentices, employed at Zenith Marine in Plymouth. Jack has had a busy few months, including time spent in Germany fully involved in a refit project for five Superyacht tenders! He is learning his off the job training at South Devon College. Jack told us: “Whilst […]

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The Annual Shipwrights’ Lectures Held at MAST Studios on Wednesday 20th October 2021

The 2021 Annual Lectures was a very successful ‘first’. Some reluctance due to Covid19 meant attendance was unfortunately down on previous years however a full program of topics on the theme of Sustainability and Innovation delivered by accomplished professionals was enjoyed by all those present. The afternoon’s programme was led by Simon Crawford Shipwrights’ Liveryman […]

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Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme Manager attends boat naming ceremony at QE2 Activity Centre, Hamble.

In 2021 the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights generously agreed to grant £1,500 towards the purchase of a wheelchair accessible motorboat for the QE2 Activity Centre, Hamble, Hampshire. Yesterday was the naming ceremony for the  boat, attended by the Shipwrights Company Apprenticeship Scheme manager. Fortunately the sun came out in time for Sally and Kate to name […]

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