Ellis Bell of Spencer Rigging – Kverndal Apprentice 2020-21

Congratulations to Ellis Bell from Spencer Rigging who has been selected as the first Kverndal apprentice.  The first year of Ellis’s apprenticeship will be funded by the money raised in memory of the late Simon Kverndal, the Shipwrights’ Company’s Prime Warden’s who died in June 2020.   The funding was generously raised and donated by so […]

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Kevin Hunt, MD of Scorpion RIBs, interviewed for National Apprenticeship Week.

For National Apprenticeship Week, Kevin Hunt the Managing Director of Scorpion RIBs in Lymington and member of our Shipwrights Company Apprenticeship Scheme committee has been interviewed by MaritimeUK. A fascinating watch with some wise advice for all young budding marine apprentices out there. Watch on YouTube here.

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New case studies added for National Apprenticeship Week 2021

For National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8th – 14th February) we have published a selection of case studies from some of our recently funded (2019-20) most talented apprentices. Read their stories on our Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme page here! Read all about other Marine/Maritime related activities for National Apprenticeship Week here.

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Luke Symonds – Oarsome Chance – case study

In 2018-19, we sponsored a young man called Luke Symonds at Oarsome Chance, (based in Gosport, Hants) on a level 3 apprenticeship in Boatbuilding. Established in 2015, Oarsome Chance was conceived as a way to help disadvantaged young people, often from very troubled backgrounds, to fulfill their potential. Oarsome Chance develop and nurture practical skills […]

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Apprentice Toby Poultney continues to impress at Marcus Lewis Wooden Boatbuilder

Apprentice Toby Poultney has made great strides since recently joining Marcus Lewis Wooden Boatbuilder in Fowey, Cornwall. Toby transferred from Charlestown Harbour to Marcus Lewis in order to continue his level 3 apprenticeship in Boatbuilding. He has been honing his skills whilst building a Troy Class yacht – the T30. Below is his newsletter, in […]

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Shipwrights Company supporting the new apprenticeship in Scotland

Eyemouth Marine in Scotland have posted a news piece on Facebook thanking the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights for our apprenticeship grant. Eyemouth Marine has recruited two apprentices and they will be training with Borders College for the new level 6 Scottish Modern Apprenticeship in Boat Building. We look forward to working with Eyemouth and the college […]

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A big ‘thank you’ from one of our apprentices!

Today we received a lovely note of thanks from one of our sponsored apprentices – Toby Poultney who is now employed at Marcus Lewis Wooden Boatbuilder. Toby is studying level 3 Boatbuilding with Falmouth Marine School. It’s always a nice day when we hear from our apprentices! See our Twitter feed for photos and more […]

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All Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme grants allocated for 2020-21

We are delighted to announce that all our Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme grants have now been awarded for academic year 2020-21. The employer grants have been awarded to sponsor apprentices at: Althorne Marine, Essex Aquamare Marine, Plymouth x 3 apprentices Blackwater Marina, Essex Eyemouth Marine, Scotland x 2 apprentices Honnor Marine, Swanage, Dorset Island RIBs, Isle […]

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New Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme sponsored employers for 2020-21

We are delighted to announce five new employers sponsored by us for academic year 2020-21. We welcome to our stable the newly recruited apprentices at Rob Perry Marine in Axminster, Blackwater Marina in Essex, TLC Refit and Repair in Kent, Island RIBs on the Isle of Wight, and Spencer Rigging also hailing from the Isle […]

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