Boat or ship builder or repairer
- Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
- Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form decking, small wooden marine craft and their interiors and fittings.
- Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
- Rivets together metal plates and girders, seals seams, smoothes welds, fixes metal doors, collars, portholes, tank and hatch covers.
- Uses machine tools to bend, curve, punch, drill and straighten metal plate as required and positions and aligns metal platework or frame for welding and bolting.
- Uses rules, scribes and punches to mark out metal plate with guidelines and reference points and cuts plates using appropriate tools.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.
Typical Education Level
Level 3 NVQ; A Levels
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 16% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for boat or ship builder or repairer is £25,214
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 140. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for boat or ship builder or repairer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £25,214 per year. That is about £2,101 per month or £12.93 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,268, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,610
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 140 people are employed in the region.