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Production Engineering Apprentice

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Williams family on our 2023 Apprenticeship Programme starting in September 2023, as Production Engineering Apprentice. We pride ourselves in producing marine craft that demonstrates our passion and commitment and producing craft that our customers will enjoy. We strive for perfection, and this is demonstrated in the design and quality of our builds. We have been leading the way since 1996 and we are just getting started.

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Vacancy location Wallingford
Training location Culham
Working week 37.5 Hours hours
Wage £17k - £22k (Increase over 3 years)

We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic apprentices that would like to kick start their careers in production and engineering who are practically minded and can demonstrate their practical skills in extracurricular activities, which can vary from making and building things to design and technology.

The programme will consist of your first year mainly at OAS Culham where you will be emersed into the Level 3 Engineering modules together with blocked out time to come to site to meet with your team at Williams Jet Tenders working in key engineering cells within the business.  After the first year, you will be given a programme consisting of 6-week blocks in each of the manufacturing, production, design and engineering cells to compliment the learning from the course together with gaining further on the job experience.  There will be block release at OAS periodically.

Qualifications and Experience

Ideally you will be working towards 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which would include Maths, English and a Science.  Although these would be preferred, we are open to look at candidates with lower grades who possess relevant extracurricular experience and the right behaviour and attitudes, Support with Maths and English and course content will be provided.

Key Attributes/Attitudes we are looking for

  • Practically minded, and genuine interest in engineering
  • Effective communications skills
  • Passion for Boats would be useful
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Approachable
  • Personable

At the end of the apprenticeship programme there may be the opportunity to stay with Williams or continue in higher further education.

Hours on site are

Monday to Friday 07:00 to 15:00 (37.5 hours per week)

Salary will be

£17K in year 1

£20K in year 2

£22K in year 3

Benefits include: 

  • 25 days per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

For further information please see:

Jet Tender | Yacht Tenders | Jet Ribs | Bespoke Boat Tenders - Williams Jet Tenders

We will be supporting OAS at the forthcoming Open Evening on 9th February 2023.  If you would like to meet members of the team and discuss the apprenticeship further, please visit our stand.