UKSA Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship
Are you looking for an exciting career in the maritime industry?
UKSA Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship in association with Seacat Services
Commencing on the 5th April 2020, the workboat apprenticeship with UKSA and Seacat is a 2 year programme designed to give the apprentice all the skills, knowledge and behaviours to work in the rapidly expanding wind farm sector.
After initial 4 weeks training at UKSA the apprentice will work with Seacat Services on one of their workboats on a 3 week on/ 3 week off rotation with continued training at UKSA and the Isle of Wight College. On completion of the apprenticeship and the end point assessment there is the opportunity of full-time employment.
The crewmember must have the knowledge, skills and competence to carry out all the core tasks on board with minimal supervision, including –
- Communications – including use of VHF and UHF radios, mobile telephone and IT
- Navigation & vessel handling – manoeuvre the workboat and check position using bridge equipment.
- Berthing – bring workboat alongside and to handle mooring ropes to secure the workboat.
- Towing Operations & Laying Moorings – using winches to handle ropes, wires and chains.
- Personnel Transfers – ensuring all precautions taken to allow safe transfer to other object.
- Cargo handling – assist in slinging of loads, crane operations and securing cargo on board the workboat.
- You must be aged 18-25 to start the Workboat Apprenticeship.
- Every civil apprentice without exception will need to pass the MCA’s strict ENG 1 medical requirements.
- Be a resident of the Isle of Wight
Selection Day Information
The selection day will be held over 1-day at UKSA in Cowes either on the 9thor 10th March 2021
- STCW Basic Safety Courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Firefighting and Fire Prevention, Emergency First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
- STCWProficiency in Designated Security Duties
- STCW Navigational Watch Rating Certificate (incl. 6 months statutory sea time)
- MCAAuxiliary Engine Course (AEC) Parts 1&2
- MCA Efficient Deck Hand Certificate (incl. 6 months statutory sea time)
- Marine Hydraulic Loader Crane Operators certificate
- Slinger and Signaller’s certificate
- Food preparation and hygiene certificate
- Marine Radio Short Range Certificate
- Vessel Ropework, Anchoring and Mooring Operations certificate
Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.
Apply through the Isle of Wight College
If you’re interested in applying for the UKSA Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship and would like to attend a selection, please contact UKSA to register your interest. Or alternatively register with the Isle of Wight College as detailed below.
Contact UKSA and speak to an advisor
Please feel free to contact Claire Arnold who will be more than happy to supply you with further information.
Apprenticeship in association with Seacat Services
Seacat Services operate a fleet of IACS classified multi-purpose offshore energy support vessels. Their vessels are designed and constructed to conduct safe, fast, comfortable transport and transfer of personnel and equipment in the toughest of marine environments.