Exciting times ahead for UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship as it prepares to re-launch in 2015.

The programme will be re-named Professional Yacht Cadetship so it better ties in with the new funding scheme, the Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary Scheme (PYCBS).

Currently any students eligible for funding apply to Trinity House or Seafarers UK, but from next year there will be one pot of money into which the traditional seafaring organisations can fund, as well as those from the superyacht sector who want to assist the growth of professional training within the industry.

Emma Baggett, Industry and Cadetship Manager at UKSA, said: “As the crew industry has grown, UKSA has persistently raised the bar with regards to the level of professionalism needed in the superyacht industry. We will continue to commit not only to the training, but also in the value of mentoring to provide the industry with young people committed to long-term careers. As a youth charity UKSA is very aware that there are many suitable students out there who do not have the funds to access training without financial assistance.”

UKSA will be hosting an event at Trinity House in February 2015 to officially launch the PYCBS.