Case studies

Jan ’19 students

Superyacht Crew Training

From retail & bar work to a career in Superyachting!

We caught up with our January ’19 intake of Superyacht Crew Training students and interviewed four of our international group of new Crew Training students, three of whom had heard about the course from friends. This is what they told us about themselves.

1. Where were you working before this course?

Chandra: On a tanker vessel as an ordinary seaman.

Maxim: In retail, oil refineries and on railways around the UK.

Petter: In retail on a Greek Island.

Markos: In a bar/restaurant.

2. What made you decide to study with us?

Markos: UKSA has a really good reputation and provides industry guidance.

Petter: I thought the provision of industry guidance was really important.

“UKSA has a really good reputation and provides industry guidance.”

3. What do you hope to get out of the course?

Maxim: I want to be able to understand my duties and be ready to apply for a job.

Chandra: A deckhand job as a start in the industry.

4. What specifically appeals to you about the superyacht industry?

Petter: Travelling, opportunities and wages.

Markos: It’s a great way to experience something outside my comfort zone.

5. Have you had any thoughts about your first job, or future plans?

Chandra: I want to get higher up within the yacht industry.

Markos: Ideally I’ll be in the Med for the summer and Florida or the Caribbean in the winter, but I’ll take what I can get.

Petter: I’m not picky about my first job but I would like some onboard experience.

Maxim: I want to really focus on applying everywhere to get a job

What is the Superyacht Crew Training course?

UKSA’s Superyacht Crew Training is a 3-week entry-level course designed to train crew and deckhands looking to work in the superyacht industry. Students are generally aged between 18- 30; there are no pre-requisite qualifications required although skills such as carpentry, personal training or life-guarding are useful.

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