Apprentice Student Boatbuilder
- Newcastle, NSW
- Luxury Fibreglass yachts
Never heard of a student boat builder before? That’s right because this opportunity is different. We’re not looking for just an Apprentice more a student of the craft of luxury boat building.
Do you dream of building your own boat and sailing around the world? Well if you do this is your dream job. We will teach you how to build high quality yachts, catamarans, and powerboats. Some of the many skills you will master include:
- working with fibreglass (hand and gun laminating)
- applying gelcoat (brush, gravity spray, airless spray)
- pattern making
- mould making and preparation
- laying up large complicated mouldings
- building the all important internal structure
- fitout (cabinet making, deck fittings, engine installation, plumbing, engineering, electrics, spray painting, interior design, problem solving, researching, timber coatings, liners, commissioning)
to name a few.
You will even learn how to handle boats such as sailing, docking, slipping, basic seamanship. In fact, we will teach you to become a world class craftsman who will be in demand anywhere in the world.
You will attend TAFE 1 day per week, and be paid the Award Rates and Bonus (if successful) for this 4 Year Course after which you will have the expertise and skills to start earning $50,000.00 pa or more upon completion.
In turn what we want is absolute commitment to learning and mastering the skills we will teach you which includes weekend study. You will already have a basic knowledge of boats including different brands and designs, formed some opinions on what style and features you like and why, read some books on boating and sailing as well reading magazines. You will probably even know what boat you want to build for yourself and why, and be able to visualise yourself doing this. Why, because this is the passion we know it takes to be successful as a boat building craftsman (or woman).
Also, model making as a hobby is highly desirable as you would have already learnt patience and attention to detail.
Our commitment to you is upon mastering each skill you will move to the next. Not stagnating doing repetitive work. You will become organised, efficient, safe, responsible, trustworthy, proactive, an initiative taker, confident, highly skilled and valuable.
We are looking for someone with their own transport, preferably lives locally, and a non smoker. You will have reasonably good numeracy and literacy and the spatial ability to read and interpret plans and visualise the product. You must be polite and well mannered and able to hold a conversation with fellow workers, managers and customers. If this is you then write and tell us about yourself, what design you want to build and what you will do with your boat once built (ie. destinations you want to see and why).
We and our clients believe we build the best cruising yachts in Australia. Our customers expect the best and so do we, so if you’re up to it send in an application.
This is what some of our key staff say about working at Bluewater, and what they like about being a boat builder: