Posted time May 30, 2024 Location Poole Job type Full Time/PAYE


Are you…
  • A hard-working self-starter?
  • Willing to learn and try new things?
  • Looking to learn skills that will shape your career?
  • Excited at the prospect of working with luxury superyachts? 
  • Dedicated to excellence? 

If so, please read further… 

Job Role: Workshop Trainee 

Job Type: Permanent  

Employment Type: Full-time 

Working Hours: 42.5 hours p/w – overtime available  

Location: Poole, UK

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hythe Engineering for a Workshop Trainee. You will start with the basics of working safely with polyester-based glass-reinforced plastic (aka GRP) and understand the functions of components (e.g. resin, catalyst, pigments). Tackle practical hands-on activities from gel coat repairs and colour matching to larger hull repairs requiring temporary moulds and formers. You will then move through all the build processes of one of our boat models, working with multiple trade types. GRP, Engineering, Mechanical, Paint, Joinery & Electrical. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • GRP laminating 
  • GRP finishing 
  • General boat building  
  • Must be 18+ 
  • Reliable 
  • Punctual 
  • Willing to learn 
  • Self-motivated 
Skills and Experience
  • Basic practical skills 
  • Experience working with hand tools 
  • Basic knowledge of the Fiberglass process would be a bonus but not essential 
  • Employer pension contributions 
  • Holiday entitlement of 20 days plus bank holidays 
  • Company sick pay 
  • Emergency leave and family leave 

Join us at Hythe Engineering and become an integral part of our exciting journey in the marine engineering sector. We value your skills and dedication, offering a supportive work environment and a range of benefits to enhance your professional growth and well-being.

Ready to submit your application? 

Please send us a CV and cover letter explaining why you think you’d be a good fit to