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Year In Industry Placement - Naval Architect - (Yachts)

Job Details

The Role

About us

Lateral Naval Architects ( specialises in the engineering of yachts. Lateral is part of BMT Specialised Ship Design, a prestigious Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering design consultancy providing a broad portfolio of services for advanced and specialised vessels, from initial concept through to detailed design and production. With an established background in yachts, commercial and naval vessels and significant experience across all hull form types, propulsion systems and structural materials, the company utilises state of the art technology to provide innovative design solutions and consultancy services tailored to the individual requirements of owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. We work at the forefront of technology including working on the transition to net zero carbon technology.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Naval Architect undergraduate to join our team for a 12 month internship from July 2024.  You will work on a variety of superyacht projects within our industry leading team of Naval Architects, based at our offices in Shamrock Quay, Southampton.

About you

To be eligible, you will:

• Be studying for, or recently completed a relevant engineering degree (Undergrad/Postgrad).

• Possess good communication skills, with a keen interest in collaborating with other stakeholders.

• Have good research skills and ability to develop ideas in a creative manner.

• Command IT Skills – Knowledge of MS Office preferred, with a desire to develop skills in reporting, calculation and presentations.

• Be self-motivated, proactive, with good time management.

• Have a readiness to develop skills in 2D and 3D CAD, typically in AutoCad and Rhino.

• Have a real drive and enthusiasm for the superyacht industry, and willingness to learn.


Please note, to be considered for this role you must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future to find out more about BMT  click here .

BMT is open and committed to discussing flexible working. We believe that everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for them.

BMT hires talented people and welcomes applications from everyone. At this time, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, female, and non-binary candidates as we are underrepresented in these groups.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our purpose as a business which is to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time (to find out more  click here ).  Our passion and goal are to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.


At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. 

Don’t hesitate to ask more about our benefits during the hiring process.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you. 


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