Special Edition / INB: More and more nautical training courses available as apprenticeships

Nautical mechanic training at INB

Thanks to the work-study program, the INB makes all the major nautical profession families accessible with an immersion in a company. An advantage for the learner and the employer, supported by the partners, yachting professionals.

Alternating in boating in all its forms

The INB has more than 50 years of experience in training in boating professions and its implementation with professionals. In September 2019, the training centre, located in Concarneau, Port-la-Forêt and Villefranche-sur-mer, will move on to a new course and prepare for new vocational training reforms. All the major skill families in the yachting world will now be accessible through a work-study scheme, via apprenticeship or professional training contracts:

  • technical training in composite and marine mechanics: nautical maintenance and nautical mechanics
  • nautical training: BPJEPS Cruise Sailing or Multisupport Sailing
  • technical and commercial training

A system adapted to students and companies in the boating industry

Work-linked courses offer benefits to both employers and students. During the in-company period, learners are trained in the company's culture and working methods. "With a commitment of 2 to 3 years, it is a form of improved trial period. In addition, students spend between 65 and 75% of their time in companies and we take care to respect the seasonal nature of the recreational activity. Apprentices are generally 100% of the time in the company between May and September," explains François Bergeronneau, head of communication.

Lessons adapted to the yachting market

In order to keep abreast of developments in boating and yachting, INB is developing partnerships with companies in the sector to provide itself with an appropriate educational tool. A technical platform is in service with the Mercury outboard engine manufacturer and a second similar tool with Volvo Penta for inboard engines will be operational in September 2019. The training centre also works with manufacturers and their distribution networks on technical operations such as electronic maintenance or composite repairs.