Apprenticeships with Sunseeker
There are a wide range of Sunseeker Apprenticeship roles available with the company across several different business functions. Sunseeker Apprenticeship roles are available at either the company’s Poole or Portland locations on the South Coast of England.
Sunseeker International employs a dedicated team of over 2,000 highly skilled designers, engineers and master craftsmen. The brand also has a dedicated network of over 80 retail and service locations all around the world. Sunseeker exports in excess of 140 yachts each year to more than 45 countries.
A brief history of Sunseeker
Back in 1969, in the English seaside town of Poole, Robert Braithwaite dreamt of building a new kind of boat. Using revolutionary materials and technology, his early designs were tailored to a handful of customers, keen to embrace new found freedoms.
Throughout the sixties, Robert worked at Friar’s Cliff Marine, a company that sold various brands including small boats made by American boat builder Owens Cruisers Inc. Friar’s Cliff Marine became Poole Powerboats in 1969 when it moved into the town of Poole. But then a dramatic turn of events steered the direction of the firm forever.
Back in the USA, Owens Cruisers decided they would no longer distribute their craft to Europe, announcing their decision to close the UK operation down. It was at this point that Robert saw a unique opportunity. With the blessing of others, he raised some cash, drove to Owens’ offices in Arundel, and negotiated a deal to acquire their boat moulds.
Now there was just one problem for Poole Powerboats. The company had never built any kind of seagoing craft before.
The first craft to launch was the Sovereign 17 in 1971, closely followed by the Sovereign 20. By 1972, the company was exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and keen to meet new customers. One visitor (none other than Formula One driver, Henry Taylor) loved the boats, but wanted one to accommodate a full width sunbed.
In the 1990s, style became an even bigger factor. With this firmly in mind, Sunseeker began to observe the softer shapes employed within automotive design. This, combined with an awakened desire amongst owners for larger boats, led to the Renegade 60, Sunseeker’s very first production boat with twin jet drives.
In the 2000s, Sunseeker set the pace with the launch of their then-largest ever motoryacht, the 105 Yacht. Advanced composite materials and the latest construction techniques created a true triumph. Continuing apace – literally, with a top speed of 32 knots – the industry’s true innovators had delivered a motoryacht of inspirational design, winning two of the world’s most prestigious accolades in the International Superyacht Design awards.
The meteoric 37M Yacht has since inspired the new 131 Yacht. Then, just fifteen short years after the 105 Yacht’s inception, a truly exceptional milestone. The delivery of Sunseeker’s 100th luxury performance motoryacht in the 100ft+ superyacht category defined the sheer breadth of a range of exceptional yachts, including the flagship 155 Yacht.
Roles Available with Sunseeker
There are a range of Sunseeker Apprenticeship roles available in various departments and functions. For example:
- Mechanical Engineering
- GRP Laminating
- GRP Finishing
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Electrical fit out
Candidates interested in a Sunseeker Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for further details of the current roles available.
Education Requirements for Sunseeker
The Education Requirements for the Sunseeker Apprenticeship programme can vary according to the specific role for which you are applying.
Candidates interested in a Sunseeker Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for the Education Requirements for the current roles available.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Sunseeker?
Candidates interested in a Sunseeker Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for details of the current roles available.