Rivieria: Not just about boats

Whilst boat building might not be the first trade most people think about - it's a rewarding, competitive, exciting and sometimes glamourous field to work in. This story look at the business of boat building as not just about boats, but about people at The Riviera Group.

The Riviera Group is Australia's leading luxury boat manufacturer with an international reputation for building quality boats and training apprentices to high standards.

Faced with a skills shortage in the 1990s, Riviera built its own training centre on its manufacturing site. Their world-renowned school-based apprenticeship program is a model of best practice training exemplified by high levels of recruitment and retention.

A key feature of this apprenticeship program is that they provide skills and life training, offering apprentices an opportunity to learn how to succeed in business and in life.

VJ Michael Park