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APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

DECKHAND INTERNSHIP

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DE-GREEN WITH US OVER WINTER AND ADD VALUABLE SKILLS AND HOURS TO YOUR CV AHEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUPERYACHT SEASON.

This is the ideal opportunity for students DE-GREEN prior to heading into the Superyacht Industry.

The internship is designed for eligible candidates to get an all-round balanced deckhand experience prior to working abroad on Superyachts. Students will be able to build up their CV and learn the ropes. The internship allows for students to work on different vessels, which will in turn build confidence and strong workmanship.

Obtain valuable time working onboard a vessel.

Broaden your knowledge and skills.

Add your first reference to your CV!

Duration

6-8 Weeks

Location

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Pre – Requirement

Experience Gained

ENGINEERING

Correct methods for engine maintenance. How an engine works. Problem solving. Petrol Engine vs Diesel Engine. Electrical Work.

VESSEL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Damage Assessment. Problem Solving. Correct method of maintaining a vessel. Cosmetic damage vs Structural Repair. Hands-on practical experience. Developing maintenance programs. All stages of fiberglass and painting repairs including sanding, fairing and painting. Varnishing, whipping and splicing.

JET SKI CHARTERS

Pre-inspection and post-inspection of Jet-Skis. Launch and Recovery. Professional client interaction. Safety standards and procedures. Wash down and vessel storage. Maintenance of Jet-Skis.

REQUIREMENTS

Eligible candidates must have completed the Advanced Deckhand Career Course as the theory and practical skills from this course will be applied during your internship. If you have not completed the Advanced Deckhand Career Course, but are interested in our apprenticeship program, click below to enquire about space on our next available Advanced Deckhand Career Course.

ACCOMMODATION

We are happy to offer discounted accommodation at our crew house located at the V&A Waterfront to eligible students selected for our apprenticeship program. 
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