Fairline Careers 

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Fairline Yachts is one of Europe’s leading boat builders. We offer a wide variety of career opportunities across all aspects of the company from our facilities in Oundle and Ipswich.

We are heading for an exciting future. And it is the people who work at Fairline, with their unfaltering passion for perfection and the ultimate experiences, that will drive us there.

View current openingsSubmit your CV Speak to the recruitment team

Please call 01832 273661 to speak to the recruitment team.


Start your career with Fairline 

From production staff to engineers, from craftsman to designers, the array of opportunities available at Fairline is as varied as the yachts that we build. Working alongside experienced and highly skilled employees, hone your own skills in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding, with a workforce that are passionate, and in a company proud of its heritage.

Gender Pay Gap Report 2021 

As per UK legislation that came into force in April 2017, employers with more than 250 employees are required to publish annually their gender pay gap information.  The gender pay gap shows the difference in average hourly pay between women and men.

The data below shows our mean and median hourly gender pay gap as at the snapshot date, 5th  April 2021.  At that time, we employed 314 people, of which 24 were women and 290 were men.


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Bonus Pay Gap (%)




Proportion of Employees receiving a Bonus






 Proportion of Employees in each Pay Quartile (%):







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We are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across our business.  Our negative mean, and low median gender pay gap is because of the demographic of the industry in which Fairline operates, with 78% of our total workforce being male Boat Builders.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company furloughed 75% of its employees.  During this time 76 male Boat Builders continued to work, within the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  As a result, these individuals received a loyalty bonus, explaining why no women received a bonus during the 12 months to the snapshot date.

Declaration: I confirm that the information and data provided in this report is accurate and in line with the UK Government’s Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

Jane Gadsby, HR & Services Director, Fairline Yachts Ltd

Diversity in the workplace 

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Our culture, like everything at our company, is made possible by each employee’s contribution to create the environment we work in – and we are proud of the team we’re building.  

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is diverse and representative of our global customer base. At Fairline we respect the unique talents, experiences and viewpoints of all our employees. Different perspectives help us achieve our best work and enable our company to make positive changes.

Our success depends on securing the best talent. Gender balance in the workplace is an essential element enabling us to build the best team possible. The increasing complexity of our business demands that we have the right talent in the right place at the right time.

Research has proven that companies achieving gender balance, especially at leadership levels, yield more positive results. This issue matters to both men and women and is essential to the fulfilment of our company’s values.

Our commitment is embraced in all our policies and working practices. We aim to eliminate discrimination and unlawful practices through the integration of equality principles in the areas of employment, service commissioning, service provision and delivery.

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