Apprenticeships at Yacht Havens

A young Marina and Boatyard Operative has completed his apprenticeship with Fambridge Yacht Haven, Essex, to become a fully qualified member of the marina team and the third apprentice to pass their course with Yacht Havens.

Tom Yarwood, 19 from Chelmsford in Essex, received his Certificate of Achievement and Recognition from Yacht Havens Group director Dylan Kalis and Fambridge Yacht Haven director Danyal Adams (pictured).

Yacht Havens Group, which own and operate nine marinas around the UK and the Netherlands, began exploring apprenticeships several years ago after identifying a lack of trained, skilled prospective employees in the wider marine workforce, along with the specific lack of employees in specific geographic regions. Yacht Havens worked in partnership with British Marine and a local Devon college to develop the original apprenticeship course content, ensuring it met the needs of the company as well as ensuring the apprenticeship met fundamental requirements of an educational programme.

Tom is now the third apprentice to complete his course with Yacht Havens Group with other staff completing the course while working at the Yacht Haven Quay dry stack in Plymouth, as well as Fambridge Yacht Haven in Essex.

Tom’s two-year long Marina & Boatyard Operative apprenticeship was run in partnership with Paragon Skills and British Marine with Tom’s employer, Fambridge Yacht Haven, subsidising the course.

“We are delighted that he has chosen to continue his career at Yacht Havens”

It’s been great to see Tom gain knowledge and confidence over the past two years. He quickly became a valuable member of our Haven Team and we are delighted that he has chosen to continue his career at Yacht Havens on completion of his course”.

We’re keen to provide opportunities for young members of our teams to gain experience alongside a professional qualification through our apprenticeship partners. Thank you to Paragon Skills and British Marine for working with us, and, of course, congratulations to Tom for successfully completing his apprenticeship”.

Danyal Adams, Fambridge Yacht Haven director.