Freya Wood

Freya Wood

Marine Engineering Technician

Freya's job title is Marine Engine Apprentice at Princess Yachts

What I do

I service and maintain boats. In my job I can be dealing with anything from installing rudders to going out on sea trials to test whether a boat is performing as it should in the water.

Yachts on the water

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What I love most about the job

I really like the social aspect and getting moved around every couple of months. You get to meet a lot of different people and learn from their skills and knowledge. Everyone looks out for and respects one another.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

I was with the outside crew for snagging and one of their main jobs is installing rudders and stabiliser fins for yachts. We were out there for 2 days – we removed the dummy rudders and then installed the real rudders and stabiliser fins and bled the system so they turned at the right time and would be set dead centre. That was a massive job and difficult, but it was really memorable.

What I wear to work

I normally wear my full uniform and steel toe capped boots. If it’s raining you wear a pair of overalls and a big coat. You also need to wear your high vis and a certified life jacket on sea trials.

My hobbies

You need to keep your strength up for work.  Because the boats are tall, you need to go up steep stairs, so you need to be quite fit.  I have recently rebuilt a motorbike with my boyfriend, and we have both taken up cycling.

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