A little help from our friends
We consider ourselves lucky to have the support of the following organisations.
Wightfibre have worked closely with the team at UKSA over a number of years. They have considered all of our aims as a growing charity whilst overseeing improvements to our IT infrastructure. A fibre optic connection to the Wightfibre network ensures that we can be certain of access to cloud based data while staff and students have the best possible internet access at all times. The Wightfibre team are also involved in our events as Official Charity of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015.
Trinity House was set up to oversee the safety of shipping and the well-being of seafarers. It offers financial support to the future leaders of large commercial yachting. It distributes funds to support high quality training to those who would otherwise not be able to access it. Through the Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary, Trinity House is continuing to support young people entering the industry through the Professional Yacht Cadetship.
Seafarers UK offers financial support to the future leaders of large commercial yachting. It distributes funds to support high quality training for those who would otherwise not be able to access it. Seafarers UK has supported selected cadetship places at UKSA, providing significant funding to successful candidates.
The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives in four key target groups; Unemployed young people, Young people underachieving in education, Young people leaving care, Young offenders and ex-offenders. UKSA are proud to run three programmes in conjunction with The Prince’s Trust.
Get Started; a short, inspiring, course that can help you move forward with your life after having a go at some fun activities. It is for unemployed 16-25 year olds. You will receive 1:1 support to help you think about what you want to do after the course.
TEAM; a 12-week programme run in conjunction with YMCA Isle of Wight which gets local young people involved in community projects. It involves work experience, a five-day residential at UKSA, and help with preparing for work and producing a CV. UKSA is unique in offering a residential sailing experience on this Prince’s Trust programme. The course gives unemployed 16-to-25 year olds the skills and confidence to find a job. More than 160,000 people from across the UK have taken part in Team since it was launched in 1990 – but this is the first time a residential sailing element has been introduced.
YMCA is the largest and oldest youth charity in the world. They believe that all young people deserve to have a safe place to live and the opportunity to reach their full potential. The YMCA’s vision is of an inclusive Christian Movement, transforming communities so that all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive. YMCA Isle of Wight and UKSA work jointly to deliver the 12 week Prince’s Trust TEAM programme.
The Isle of Wight College has a national reputation for providing outstanding teaching and learning and has many first class facilities. It has been inspected by Ofsted and graded as “Outstanding”; it holds the prestigious Beacon College status for excellence and innovation in education; has some of the most inspiring teachers with an excellent results record and a vibrant and lively environment. This partnership sees UKSA delivering BTEC levels 1 – 3 in ‘Activities Leadership’. This programme is a stepping stone to employment in the watersports industry and will also equip students with the skills necessary for working in the activity industry.
Crew Family Office was developed in recognition of one of the most common problems professional yacht crew face – financial management. Providing UKSA students and discerning Yachting professionals with access to a truly bespoke private office.Due to our background in Superyacht financial and tax services, we are in the unique position to provide an exclusive service offering. Historically Superyacht owners have made up the majority share of our yachting client base but we have become increasingly aware that yacht crew require a similar service.
Sturge Taylor are the leading professionals in the field of luxury yacht insurance. With a combined experience of over 50 years and a portfolio of total values in excess of US $1,000,000,000. The new partnership will provide a platform for the development of professional crew training across the superyacht sector and will also help skills training and placement opportunities for new yacht crew. Matt Buley at Sturge Taylor Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with UKSA in furthering the development of professional yacht crew training and believe it complements our corporate social responsibility in helping future generations of yacht crew.”