Case Studies

Phase 3 Superyacht Cadet Charlotte shares her experiences as a female Deckhand

From Dockwalking to Deckhand – Charlotte shares her story The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship is a four-year structured programme which provides a pathway into the competitive superyacht industry. Designed to train future officers, the Cadetship enables cadets to both study academically and make practical moves towards long-term industry careers – in Phase Two, cadets are employed… Read more »

A day in the life of a Phase 3 Cadet: Ollie Garton

OLLIE, 26, is a Phase Three Cadet on UKSA’s unique Superyacht Cadetship programme. A five-phase programme structured over four years, the Cadetship allows students to earn money and simultaneously train for a career in the superyacht industry. Ollie is currently Solo Engineer on a private yacht. I’m responsible for … Ensuring that everything on the… Read more »

Max Thomlinson shares his training experience

From Sea Cadet to Superyacht Cadet The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme which combines high-quality training and mentoring, and offers a practical alternative to university study. Cadets come from a variety of backgrounds; some were Sea Cadets or Scouts and some are already competitive sailors. What characterises all successful cadets, however, is the… Read more »

Melissa Ramm – Superyacht Cadetship

Melissa Ramm shares her phase 1 superyacht cadetship experience so far The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship offers an exciting alternative to university and could result in a long-term career which includes travelling all over the world. The Cadetship is designed to send graduates onto yachts with a realistic understanding of the yachting industry and our cadets… Read more »

Training for an exciting new career in yacht delivery!

From dinghies and aircraft carriers to yachts – training for an exciting new career in yacht delivery! After retiring from the Royal Navy and corporate life, Mark Pomeroy from Winchester is pursuing his passion for sailing. He joined UKSA recently to get his Yachtmaster Offshore qualification to professionalise his yachting skills, train others and get… Read more »

Phase 5 Cadet, Dan Snook – Where is he now?

Dan Snook, put his name down for the Superyacht Cadetship when he was just 15. UKSA is the only place to offer a Superyacht Cadetship, and as such, it is our flagship course. A five-phase programme structured over four years, it allows students to earn money while simultaneously training for a career in the superyacht… Read more »

Jack Dykes, Phase 5 Trinity House funded Superyacht Cadet

I had chosen the right path for me Our Superyacht Cadetship is a 4-year programme which enables people to earn money and train for a long-term career simultaneously. UKSA is the only place to offer such a programme, which has been designed in consultation with the MCA and the wider industry. It provides a structured… Read more »

Tory Armstrong – Phase 5 Trinity House Funded Superyacht Cadet

Words of advice about the cadetship – above all, work hard and play hard The Superyacht Cadetship is the flagship course at UKSA. Designed specifically for the superyacht industry, it is a structured 4-year programme which has been developed in consultation with the MCA and wider industry. Ultimately, the cadets will take exams for the MCA… Read more »

Megan Jones – CrewFO Top Cadet 2018

Trinity House funded Superyacht Cadet wins CrewFo Top Cadet award. Cadetships at UKSA allow both women and men to develop into confident sailors who will gain an edge over others in the ultra-competitive superyacht industry. Our Superyacht Cadetship offers an exciting alternative to university and could result in a well-paid job that includes travelling all… 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,… Read more »