Build My Tender

Apprenticeship Programme 2024

Closing date for the applications
31 May, 2024

We have exciting opportunities to join our Williams family on our 2024 Apprenticeship Programme starting in September 2024.


  • Level 2 Composite Engineers
  • Level 3 Production/Manufacturing Engineers



As the market leader in jet tenders, 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 our success is based on producing marine craft of the highest quality that not only demonstrates our passion and craftmanship within the marine sector but illustrates our commitment to producing products that are leading the way within the marine sector both from an innovation and sustainability standpoint.


What we look for:


We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and passionate apprentices that would like to kick start their careers in manufacturing engineering environment who are practically minded and can demonstrate their practical skills either through their education, ie projects completed at school/college, or extracurricular activities, which can vary from making and building things to commitment to hobbies and interests.


The programme:


The duration and training provider will be determined by the apprenticeship chosen, which can be anything from 14 months to 36 months.  All apprenticeships will involve a split between on-the-job training and periodic block release at the Culham facilities.


The training provided will equip you with the skills required to further your career within either a maintenance, manufacturing or engineering environment.


For the Maintenance role you will work closely with the Facilities manager and team helping to maintain the site.


For the Composites Manufacturing Engineer apprenticeship you will be given training in production engineering and productions cells, with a large proportion of time being spent within the Composites department, where you will learn Composite manufacturing and processes applicable to both marine, aerospace, automotive, formula 1, and other relevant industries.


Qualifications and Experience


Ideally you will be working towards attaining passes at GCSEs in English, Maths and a Science, however this is not essential.


For the maintenance technician apprenticeship 5 GCSEs passes including Maths, English and Science are required.


For all positions, we are open to look at candidates with lower grades who possess relevant extracurricular or practical experience and possess the right attitudes and behaviours suited to our culture and the role.  Support with Maths and English and course content will be provided.



Key Attributes/Attitudes we are looking for

Practically minded, and genuine interest in manufacturing/engineering

Effective communications skills

Passion for Boats would be useful

Flexible and adaptable attitude

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

Team player

Be able to show commitment and dedication



At the end of the apprenticeship programme there may be an opportunity to remain with Williams Jet Tenders or to complete a Level 3 diploma.


Hours on site are

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

Hours whiles at college will be provided when you start your programme


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

If you are interested in applying for this role please email a covering letter and CV to [email protected]

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