Share your #SeaChangeStories with UKSA

Our inspirational blog will bring you snippets of UKSA news along with case studies of students who have trained with UKSA, the courses they did and where it has taken them.

To share your #SeaChangeStories please email [email protected] and remember to send your photo's too.

Laura Ellis – Superyacht Cadet

Cadetships at UKSA enable both women and men seeking a career in the superyacht industry to gain a competitive edge over others looking for similar employment. Our Superyacht Cadetship offers a stimulating alternative to university and provides high-quality vocational training. Since completing phase one of our five-phase Cadetship, Laura Ellis has worked as Mate on… Read more »

Ollie Garton – Superyacht Cadetship

Cadetships at UKSA enable those seeking a career in the extremely competitive superyacht industry to gain an edge over others hoping for similar employment. Our Superyacht Cadetship offers a stimulating alternative to university and provides high-quality vocational training. Ollie Garton is studying the first phase of our five-phase cadetship. Phase One offers 19 weeks academic… Read more »

Maria Barratt – Superyacht Interior Foundation

Training at UKSA helps those looking for a career in the extremely competitive superyacht industry to gain an edge over others seeking similar employment. Our courses enable students looking for an exciting job that combines work and travel to embark on a life-changing career that could take them anywhere in the world. Maria Barratt has… Read more »

Madeleine Thomason – Superyacht Interior Foundation Graduate

Madeleine Thomason Training at UKSA helps those looking to work in the immensely popular superyacht industry to stand out from the crowd. Our courses equip students looking for a career that combines work and travel to embark on a successful and life-changing career that could take them anywhere in the world. Having just completed our… Read more »

Vanessa Rohlfs – From UKSA to Hong Kong

Working in the maritime industry allows people to travel all over, applying their transferable skills to international job opportunities. UKSA regularly welcomes total beginners through its doors and soon has them ready and equipped to work out at sea – anywhere in the world. Former student Vanessa Rohlfs, who is currently working in Hong Kong,… Read more »

Poppy Douglas – Superyacht Cadetship Graduate

Training at UKSA helps those looking to work in the immensely popular superyacht industry to stand out from the crowd. Our courses equip students with the right skills to embark on a successful career that could take them anywhere in the world. Current student Poppy Douglas is only halfway through her Superyacht Cadetship and has… Read more »

Gary Kurth – UKSA Watersports Manager

At UKSA, our courses and programmes are designed to help students develop skills for life such as communication, participation, decision making, self-belief, determination and resilience. Our Watersports Manager, Gary Kurth, is passionate about sharing his expertise with students at UKSA, increasing their confidence on the water. He explains, “For most students, the opportunity to take… Read more »

Colette Wood – Industry Guidance from someone with the experiance

“Your time at UKSA will play a bit part in your career” UKSA’s courses equip you with the right skills to embark on a successful career that could take you anywhere in the world. Colette Wood did exactly that and travelled all over the world on superyachts, before she was drawn back home, and returned… Read more »

Mark Davey – UKSA Student now UKSA Skipper

Taking one of UKSA’s many courses can help you secure a rewarding job and embark on an exciting career in the maritime industry. Mark Davey, a graduate from our Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course, decided to stay on to work for us and shares his story: “I used to be an aeronautical engineering manager. After taking… Read more »

Dee Caffari MBE – UKSA Graduate and Ambassador

Dee has sailed around the world five times and is the first woman to have sailed single-handed, non-stop around the world in both directions and to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. As she shares the exciting news that she is the only female skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, we catch… Read more »