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Old 28-11-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Apprentice or Job

Im after a Apprentiship working with boats, engine rebuilds/repairs or boat building, dont mind really, Just want do work with something I'm interested in,

Please could someone help me out and point me in the right direction
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Old 28-11-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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I've just done a degree in boat building, BSc Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying at southampton and really wish i had done an apprenticeship now, thankfully got lots of experience as marine engineer at a mercury dealer.

Honda do an apprenticeship scheme but most outboard engineers will take you on and train you up with manufacturer courses.

boat repairs is bit of a different field, again most places will take you on and train you but no real qualifications unless you go nvqs. several options for apprentships, either requiring sponsorship or provide placing:

Marine Skills Centre, Poole

Paragon ITE

This is just the little knowledge i have gaineed when i looked into doing one but found the degree put me over the entrance level, most important thing i will say is make as many friends and contacts as you can, no matter how small.

Good luck mate and let us know how you get on.
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Im after a Apprentiship working with boats, engine rebuilds/repairs or boat building, dont mind really, Just want do work with something I'm interested in,

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What happened to the Aeronautical career path?
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Old 29-11-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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What happened to the Aeronautical career path?
Retired ...

Nah I spent most of my time at collage missing lessons and when i did go, i was soo bored!
just lost interst, Im at collage again now doin 2 evening courses of Autocad (2d +3d) and thats going really well and i enjoy it!
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Retired ...

Nah I spent most of my time at collage missing lessons and when i did go, i was soo bored!
just lost interst, Im at collage again now doin 2 evening courses of Autocad (2d +3d) and thats going really well and i enjoy it!
What can I say - life just isn't one eternal party...!?!

Maybe you should stick to it through the boring stuff, cause offen the fun part strarts right after.

Wouldn't want to have an apprentice who get's bored after a fex days/weeks of regular/boring work..
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What can I say - life just isn't one eternal party...!?!

Maybe you should stick to it through the boring stuff, cause offen the fun part strarts right after.

Wouldn't want to have an apprentice who get's bored after a fex days/weeks of regular/boring work..
I agree with you

I was living on my own account at sixteen, mortgaged up to the hilt at nineteen, hoping to be retired at 50 and now looking at working for ever!

Only because ive seen too many blokes retire and drop within a few years.

Im starting to believe that the Grim Reaper is employed by the Inland Revenue. When you stop paying Income Tax you become a liability to the system.
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Yep thats what i intend to do now,
shouldnt of taken the course in the first place really.... i went to an open day, and spoke to Ray and said i wanted to do a CAD course and he said nahh you dont wana do that, do Aero and convinced me to go on the aero course!
so now im doing what i want and its going great and i really enjoy it!

Its not that i just got bored and gave up, It was really hard and i was trying my best but put in the higest set to get a destinction ment we was really pushed and the lecturers were pretty poor at explaining aswel,they also turned up when they liked!

Appriciate the negative comments though .
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