START YOUR CAREER IN THE BOATING
INDUSTRY WITH AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST
PREMIUM LUXURY MOTOR YACHT BUILDER

Give yourself the best possible start with an apprenticeship with Australia’s largest and most awarded boat builder.

For almost 40 years, Riviera has designed, built and launched more than 5,300 motor yachts that are today cruising the great rivers, lakes, seas and oceans of the world. In this period of time, Riviera has developed the careers of hundreds of master
craftsmen many of whom have been recognised and awarded for their excellence.

Indeed Riviera apprentices are highly valued and regarded nationally and internationally such is the depth of skills and life training offered through the unique Riviera apprentice training program.

If you have a strong sense of self motivation and a passion for excellence, Riviera would like to hear from you.

There are two types of apprenticeships offered by Riviera, either a school based (part-time) or full time apprenticeships.

School Based Apprenticeships
In July each year, Riviera invite students, parents and schools to attend a presentation and twilight tour of the company’s worldclass 14 hectare manufacturing facility.

Following this information session, students who are then interested in pursuing an apprenticeship with Riviera, are able to apply to Riviera in writing sending a resume, copy of their most recent report card and a covering letter outlining which trade they are wishing to apply for.

Riviera currently offer the following School Based Apprenticeships:
Cert III in Polymer Processing (Composites)
Cert III in Marine Craft Construction
Cert III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade – Diesel Fitting
Cert III in Cabinetmaking – Furniture
Cert III in Timber & Composites Machining
Cert III in Upholstery
Cert III in Electrotechnology (Cert II in Electrotechnology – pre requisite)

Then in the September school holidays, the Riviera Training Team organise for students that have applied to attend the factory for one weeks work experience. Once this work experience is complete, students attend an interview. Following the interview process those students who are successful and starting year 12 will receive a written offer to join the School Based Apprenticeship program. Students will also receive written confirmation if they are unsuccessful following their interview.

Those students who have been offered an apprenticeship are then invited along with their parents to attend a sign-on session at the factory where liaison officers and all registered training organisations will be present to facilitate training contracts. Immediately following this sign-on session, the Riviera Training Team will determine which day best suits each individual student’s timetable to attend at Riviera.

Throughout the year, the Training Team will undertake performance development meetings with each student to monitor their progress and provide feedback on their performance. If the student has performed well over the course of the year, they are then offered a full-time apprenticeship once they have completed year 12.

Full Time Apprenticeships
From time to time, full-time apprenticeships do become available. In this instance, the Training Team will review any current resumes on file in the first instance to fill any vacancies.

Riviera currently offer the following Full-Time Apprenticeships:
Cert III in Polymer Processing (Composites)
Cert III in Marine Craft Construction
Cert III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade – Diesel Fitting
Cert III in Cabinetmaking – Furniture
Cert III in Timber & Composites Machining
Cert III in Upholstery
Cert III in Electrotechnology (Cert II in Electrotechnology – pre requisite)

Please direct your apprenticeship enquiry or application to: Keira Shanks, Safety and Training coordinator, Riviera Australia.

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