Closing Date: 16 May 2021
Location: Thames Clippers
Salary: £18,533.00 for the duration of the apprenticeship, plus benefits
Hours of Work: 42 Hours per week, Monday to Sunday (Shift work)
Number of roles to fill: 4
The Role: You will work on board our vessels assisting the Master, Mates and On Board Customer Service Assistants (OCSA) ensuring our customer’s safety at all times and making sure they have a wonderful experience with us, all while working towards your Boatmaster Apprenticeship (SQA Level 3 in Maritime Studies: Rivers, Inland Waterways & Limited Distances to Sea). This apprenticeship will ultimately seek to provide a Tier 1, Level 2 Boatmaster Licence.
You will make sure any vessel maintenance and cleaning is carried out efficiently and effectively and also assist the OCSA when required with serving the customers on board and stocking the boat.
You will undergo on the job training as well as regular off-site training for up to two weeks away at a time, all travel, accommodation and sustenance while training off-site is provided for you.
Salary: £18,533.00 for the duration of the apprenticeship with potential to move to over £35,000 on successful completion of all training and assessments, once you have obtained your Boatmaster Licence with the relevant endorsements needed to operate our passenger vessels.
You: We’re looking for people who are looking to develop their career in the maritime industry and progress through the ranks from Marine Trainee to Mate, then onto Master. We’re looking for ambitious and driven individuals who want to succeed.
If you enjoy working with the public, being outside on the river and being part of a fun and busy team then this could be the role for you!
You will be approachable, friendly and helpful, not only to the passengers on board but also to your colleagues. We expect you to deliver the same amazing experience to our customers at the end of your shift as you do at the start.
You will have GCSEs in Maths and English at a minimum grade C in order to be considered for this apprenticeship. If not, there is a requirement to obtain the equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 as part of the programme.
Where: You will spend your days on our vessels, which all leave from North Greenwich Pier, based near The O2 arena.
Important information: You will be based on our boats on the river and that means you will be on your feet for 10 hour shifts. We will provide you with a full uniform including warm clothing to defend against the British weather!
So why apply?
Thames Clippers, part of AEG Europe, are London's leading River Bus service. Our fleet of high speed catamarans provide commuters and sightseers with a unique way to travel around the capital. We carry around 4 million passengers a year and employ over 320 staff.
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This is an excellent opportunity to hone and develop your skills and join an inclusive and growing organisation which was voted “Employer of the Year” at the 2017 London Transport Awards. There is real potential for internal development and promotion within our business and internal succession is one of our core principles.
Our commitment to inclusion
We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe in equality of opportunity for all and our approach to recruitment and selection is fair, open and based purely on merit. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.