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Marine Engineer

Designing, building, testing and repairing boats, ships, submarines and offshore platforms.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
48 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • ship and boat building
  • repair techniques
  • designing, building and operating offshore oil and gas platforms
  • marine surveying
  • making sure engines, instruments and systems work safely
  • apprentices must have achieved English and maths GCSE grades 9 to 4 (equivalent to A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register as an engineering technician with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology after completing their apprenticeship.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
IMarEST 020 7382 2612
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.