Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary

New Bursary for Cadets

A new bursary scheme will help aspiring young seafarers train to become professional superyacht crew.

UKSA, in conjunction with The Trinity House Maritime Charity, has launched The Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary. The fund will provide a unique pathway into the superyacht industry for those young people who have the potential but not necessarily the funds to access training. The bursary will allocate funds to selected young people to enable them to join the highly successful Professional Yacht Cadetship.

The Cadetship, established for ten years now, is a structured programme designed to train the future Officers and Captains of the superyacht industry. It combines the most relevant training with personal mentoring, equipping graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and realistic understanding of the industry they are entering in to.

Cadets are typically aged between 18 and 25-years-old and drawn from a variety of backgrounds. A third of each annual intake of cadets has traditionally received substantial sponsorship from leading maritime charities Trinity House and Seafarers UK. The recognition and support from these highly respected maritime sector organisations is an effective endorsement of the cadetship as a respected and viable alternative to commercial/merchant routes or university study.

The new bursary has a long-term remit of attracting increased funding, support and awareness from the superyacht and maritime sector, to further support careers in professional yachting.