Case Studies

Jack Daniels – Seafarers Professional Yacht Cadet

Our Professional Yacht 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,… Read more »

Daisy McDonnell – Professional Yacht 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 Professional Yacht 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… Read more »

Laura Ellis – Professional Yacht 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 Professional Yacht 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… Read more »

Ollie Garton – Professional Yacht 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 Professional Yacht 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… 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 – Professional Yacht 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 Professional Yacht Cadetship and… Read more »

Matt Turner – Professional Yacht Cadet

UKSA’s courses equip you with the right skills to embark on a successful career in the maritime industry. Matt Turner did his Professional Yacht Cadetship with us and has gone on to work on superyachts all along the Mediterranean coast. Matt shares his story: Prior to UKSA, Matt was an outdoor instructor at the Conway Centre, Anglesey, which he had been doing for three years…. Read more »

Lucy Campbell – Professional Superyacht Cadet

UKSA can offer routes straight into maritime industry work. We can create courses adapted to every student to give them the best possible chance in the future. Lucy Campbell is currently completing the UKSA’s Professional Yacht Cadetship and has secured a place in the superyacht industry as part of her sandwich year. Lucy shares her… Read more »

UKSA Cadetship, update from Matt Flint

Read more about the experiences of UKSA Cadetship graduate Matt Flint. Matt began training at UKSA in 2009 and now a qualified Officer of the Watch. Matt has been working on superyachts and travelling across the globe thanks to his career in the maritime industry. Matt has just returned to complete his Chief Mate course… Read more »

Life on the Professional Yacht Cadet training programme

As we head into the busy winter training period at UKSA we are not only welcoming new faces to our 3.5 acre waterfront campus, we are catching up with our on-programme students and graduates. This time its the chance for Ashley who is currently on the second phase of the Professional Yacht Cadetship to tell us… Read more »