Deck Rating Apprentice

Date: 11 Jul 2024

Location: Cardiff, Other Operations - UKD, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.
It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.


Job Role: Deck Rating Apprentice Level 2

Location: Hull but based anywhere in England

Start date: September 2024


As an apprentice you will be working as directed by the Master / Chief Officer to maintain the vessel and equipment in a safe and serviceable condition, assisting in the safe and effective operation of the vessel whilst learning the roles and responsibilities of a Deck Rating in the Merchant Navy.


Passing this apprenticeship, including the mandatory qualifications and certification required, means the seafarer will be able to work on board any type and size of vessel in any part of the world.


Skills, experiences, qualifications, and competencies.

  • Ability to adopt a flexible working pattern including working on rostered shift patterns which includes unsociable hours.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good level of IT skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • A flexible and committed approach to working within a small team that strives to provide a high-quality Marine service.


Entry requirements:

  • Driving Licence
  • 5x GCSEs including English and Maths L5
  • Must be physically fit and able to pass the ENG1 medical requirements
  • Work/study away from home

You will be required to attend Blackpool and Flyde College (Fleetwood)

Every apprentice without exception will need to pass strict medical requirements. This test includes, but is not limited to, severe deafness or difficulty communicating by radio or telephone, eyesight or colour vision that does not meet standards, and conditions that limit mobility and stamina.

Beyond this, individual employers will determine their own selection criteria but should satisfy themselves the apprentice can meet the vocational requirements of their apprenticeship.





Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.