Apprentice and graduate success

Sunseeker Graduates
Sunseeker Graduates

Sunseeker International celebrates the graduation of its apprentices and graduates. The management team presented 27 successful individuals with their certificates, having completed the company’s renowned apprenticeship and graduate schemes.  

Sunseeker launched its apprenticeship scheme in 1979 and has supported hundreds of apprentices with multiple learning pathways, including carpentry, composites, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and IT. The recent cohort of successful apprentices completed a four-year apprenticeship scheme at the Bournemouth and Poole College Marine Technology Centre, alongside on-the-job training at Sunseeker shipyards in Poole and Portland. The vast majority of apprentices remain with the company and progress their careers.

The Sunseeker apprenticeship scheme is widely recognised as a leading course in apprenticeship training and its success has led to significant investment into Early Careers programmes across the business. In 2018, Sunseeker launched its graduate programme, offering recent university graduates the opportunity to gain a commercial understanding of how the organisation operates. The two-year scheme offers rotational placements in a variety of disciplines from production and operations to finance and marketing, allowing individuals to experience all elements of their specialism and supporting roles.

Sian Dodds, HR Director at Sunseeker International, commented: “We are delighted to celebrate the success of yet another cohort of apprentices and graduates completing their programmes. As a major private employer in Dorset, we recognise the significant benefit the apprenticeship and graduate schemes offer young people starting out in their careers and we are thrilled to see a very strong year of successful individuals.”

Apprentices and Graduates were celebrated with a presentation and thanks from Steve Timms, Production Director and Alex Bowman, HR Director held at the Sunseeker Showcase at West Quay Road.

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