Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

From rugby pitch to a life on the ocean – Professional Yachtmaster Student Nicola Belardo

Former rugby pro becomes a successful yacht deckhand after completing the Professional Yachtmaster Offshore programme. 27-year-old Nicola Belardo, from Naples, Italy, went from professional rugby for the past 7 years, winning 3 Italian Championships, to turning his skills to sailing to start a new career. He is currently working as a deckhand on an 80m superyacht… Read more »

Sophie Wilmot – UKSA Graduate

Since first coming to us at the age of 7 with a love for dinghy sailing, Sophie Wilmot has cleverly used her experiences and qualifications gained with UKSA to pursue a career path into the superyacht industry. After spending most of her childhood summers doing courses with us, she decided that she loved on-the-water activities… Read more »

Jack Daniels – Seafarers Superyacht Cadet

Our Superyacht Cadetship provides high-quality vocational training and offers a financially-viable alternative to university with the possibility of being debt free! Jack Daniels received funding from Seafarers to train as a cadet; he is currently studying phase one, which consists of 19 weeks academic training in seamanship, watch keeping, maintenance and industry knowledge. Today, Jack… Read more »

Craig Walsh – Neilson Watersports Instructor

The demands of the ever-popular activity holiday industry have led to a shortage of qualified watersports instructors, so UKSA has teamed up with the active-holiday specialist Neilson to deliver a part-funded Watersports Instructor Training Course. On graduation, Neilson will guarantee you a job on one of their beach resorts in Greece, Sardinia or Croatia. Before… Read more »

Daisy McDonnell – Superyacht Cadetship

Cadetships at UKSA enable determined young people seeking a career in the superyacht industry to gain a competitive edge over others looking for similar employment. Our Superyacht Cadetship provides high-quality vocational training and offered a lifeline to one of our hard-working phase one cadets, Daisy McDonnell. After suffering some considerable personal adversity, Daisy enrolled on… Read more »

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 »