Boat Building Students

Students at the Boat Building AcademyStudents on the 38 week Boat Building, Maintenance and Support course come from a wide range of backgrounds.  People find working closely as part of a group of mixed nationality and experience, with shared interests and common aims, is of enormous value.

Students ages have ranged from 18 to seventy two (although we have made exceptions for exceptional 17 year olds).  The average age of our students is around 35.  Some people are training for their first career, others are looking for a change, some are taking a sabbatical and others, after retirement, are doing something they have always dreamed of.

Students’ ambitions after the course vary:

Whitehall skiff Ross and LukeAt the end of longer courses students join our Graduates’ Network, a closed internet group.  Through the network they can keep in touch with each other and events at the Academy.  Via the Network the Academy offers graduates information on job vacancies (we are first port of call for many employers looking for staff before vacancies are advertised) and commissions we are offered which, because we do not take on commercial work, are passed on to our graduates.  The Graduates’ Network is as vibrant and active as the Academy.

See Graduate Case Studies for information on a representative sample of how our students have used their skills after the course.  See also, Testimonials.

Meet our past and present students –

Class of August 2016

Class of February 2016

Class of September 2015

Class of March 2015

Class of September 2014

Class of March 2014

Class of September 2013

Class of March 2013

Class of September 2012

Class of March 2012

Class of September 2011

Class of March 2011

Class of September 2010

Class of March 2010

Class of September 2009

Class of March 2009

Class of September 2008

Class of March 2008

Class of September 2007

Class of March 2007

Class of September 2006

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