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Victoria Evans

UKSA’s Interior Foundation Course has been designed to train future stewards and stewardesses in the exacting standards required by superyacht industry employers.

Over three weeks our students learn table management, bar tending, housekeeping, party event planning and wine appreciation, as well as other practical skills essential to onboard employment. Students also receive qualifications including Food Safety, Fire Prevention and First Aid. Many people come to UKSA armed with transferable skills which are advantageous to their new careers.

Victoria Evans has a wealth of accumulated experience in different roles; over the years she has worked as a dancer, as an actress in theatre and the entertainment industry and in customer service and sales. Recently she trained as a massage/beauty therapist and worked in spa resorts before equipping her own beauty room and working from home. Victoria shares her story:

“I discovered UKSA’s Interior Foundation Course a couple of years ago but decided in favour of building a business at home, which I eventually realised wasn’t for me. So I signed up with UKSA and I’m so glad I did! I feel that as well as needing adventure and the chance to meet new people, I want to broaden my horizons and discover a whole new world of experiences. A friend is Interior -Manager on a motoryacht; I saw his posts and thought he had an amazing life. A sailing trip last year cemented my decision that this is 100% where I want to be.”

“On this course I’ve most enjoyed the powerboating and the floristry, though everything has been great. I am gaining a real insight into the superyacht life thanks to the teachers, Vanessa and Sammy. I love the camaraderie on this course; I feel I am a positive driving force for the team and am very good at keeping the peace!”

“As soon as I can I would like to get a job on a 50m-80m motorboat and I would really like it to include the masseuse/beauty role. If necessary I will move to Antibes around April 20th. I would advise people thinking about this course to just do it – it is the best thing you could ever do for your future.”

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