Published on: 20 January 2022
At the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show and Monaco Yacht Show, Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding marked 25 years of building beautiful bespoke craft for a discerning clientele.
The Mylor-based company experienced such unprecedented demand for its Duchy Motor Launches, Hardy motor yachts and luxurious superyacht tenders that it is now offering a raft of new career opportunities to support its continuing expansion.
From marine electricians to boatbuilders, GRP technicians to laminators, a yard hand to a trainee CNC operator, as well as various roles within the finance team, the company is not only seeking to hire experienced tradespeople, skilled craftsmen and women, and professional office staff, but is also looking to recruit employees with transferable skills from other industries and those who wish to embark on a new career and retrain.
“Cockwells is a family-run business and a reputable brand that is respected in the international boatbuilding industry,” explains founder and managing director, Dave Cockwell. “We are looking forward to exciting times ahead – expanding the range of high-end craft we design and build; investing in the company and our workforce, and creating new career opportunities.
“Working at Cockwells is a career; a life choice, not just a job. You become part of a family – proud of what we achieve as a team. With a strong forward order book well into 2024 and a diverse array of boats in build, there has never been a better time to join us.”
Technically advanced in all areas of its operations, Cockwells works at the extremes of both construction and electronic technology, and fuses advanced engineering techniques and modern materials with exquisite craftsmanship to build custom and semi-production vessels of exceptional quality at its Mylor Creek Boatyard HQ.
The company’s recent acquisition of The South West Shipyard at Ponsharden, between Falmouth and Penryn, which is currently in the process of being transformed into a professional boatbuilding facility, will enable Cockwells to build even more of its larger vessels, including all-new Hardy explorer yacht designs.
Cockwells’ design director, Henry Ward, who joined shortly after graduating with a BA(Hons) degree in Transport Design has recently celebrated his tenth anniversary with the company and can certainly endorse the experience of working for Cockwells.
“The journey since has been incredible and I have been lucky to work with Dave Cockwell and the passionate team that has helped this company to become the globally-respected brand it is today,” says Henry. “I have had the pleasure of working on some of the most exquisite superyacht tenders and motor launches, and I am looking forward to the future projects that we have in the pipeline. If you value attention to detail, share our passion for beautiful bespoke craft and would like to join the Cockwells family, we would really like to hear from you.”
The company offers a four-day, 40-hour week with plenty of opportunity for overtime; flexible working; progression and training; competitive rates of pay; free parking; branded uniforms; a pension scheme and secure employment in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK.
All vacancies can be viewed on cockwells.co.uk/careers.