Apprenticeship Opportunity- Electrician

News Posted: April 4th 2018

Founded by David Henry in June 2000 to provide support to customers in the marine industry, DH Marine quickly developed a reputation for providing highly knowledgeable people who would go the extra mile to get customers up and running again when the unexpected happened.

Today DH Marine provides the same high level of support to a wide variety of customers in the industrial, commercial, marine, aquaculture and oil & gas industries across Shetland and beyond.

We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future success depends upon us continuing to attract and recruit the best talent available, which is where you come in!   If you are a keen and enthusiastic individual, have a ‘can do’ attitude and a strong desire to succeed then we want to hear from you.

Please send a hand written letter containing a brief description of why you want to apply, details of any skills or ability you may already have, together with any other relevant information such as hobbies, projects, assignments etc.  Please address your letter to:

Helena Mackay, Finance/Admin Manager, DH Marine, Marina Business Park, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0TA


Potential candidates will be invited to complete a two week work placement trial in the summer.  On completion a final selection will be made.

The 4 year apprenticeships consists of a combination of college hours and on the job experience, leading to a final FICA test and an SVQ/NVQ level 3 in Electrical Installation.

It is a pre-condition of an apprenticeship offer that you must have passed the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) Pre-employment Assessment.  To do this you must first register with SECTT, see and follow the instructions.

On a typical day at DH Marine, you could find yourself working alongside our experienced engineers to:

  • diagnose and repair faults on an oil & gas support vessel
  • replace navigational and lighting electrical equipment on a quay
  • commission electronic systems equipment on board a pelagic boat
  • carry out testing and maintenance on portable equipment, including ATEX rated fixtures and fittings


Electrical engineering apprentices Abi and Jim-Duncan are shown here fault finding on the ship’s integrated alarm system