Bespoke Careers service

Step into your career with UKSA’s support

When you train at UKSA you don’t just gain a qualification – you gain access to specialist careers advice and industry guidance from day one. Our highly qualified careers team, who have all worked in the industry, will support you throughout your training, into your first role and throughout your career.

Expert advice and guidance from day one

We’re with you every step of the way at UKSA, from your first contact to enquire about a course through to ongoing professional development, 20 years into a successful maritime career. Not only do we have industry leading instructors, we also have a dedicated careers advice and industry guidance team who will advise and support you every step of the way.

When you join our career training at UKSA, you’re not just here to gain a qualification; you’re here to launch a long-term and fulfilling career thanks to the expert tuition, ongoing advice and specialist guidance you will ONLY receive at UKSA.

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Our unique careers benefits:

  • One-to-one ‘industry guidance’ sessions with our maritime industry experts to review your C.V., share interview techniques and to address any concerns you may have in a confidential and supportive environment.
  • Specialist ‘industry knowledge’ days to familiarise yourself with different sectors and plan a realistic overview of your potential career path, whilst appreciating the expectations of the industry.
  • Exclusive access to UKSA’s Yacht Careers website, where you can apply for jobs as an existing and alumni student.
  • Exclusive access to UKSA’s career open days, giving you the opportunity to meet with potential employees and network in a professional environment.
  • One year’s FREE membership of Nautilus International
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Insights to plan your career

Training at UKSA gives you the chance to develop essential life skills, qualifications, and a broad understanding of the industry you will work in when qualified. Our unique approach means our students enter the maritime industry fully prepared and confident to begin fulfilling and long-term careers.

Over the last 30 years, UKSA has built long-standing relationships with employers and industry stakeholders, plus we are constantly reviewing and updating our advice and guidance to ensure you receive only the most relevant information.

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Unique training at UKSA

With many years of collective experience across all maritime sectors, our team live and breathe the industry – giving you the inside edge when training at UKSA. We are here to guide and support you both during your time training with us and throughout your career in the maritime industry.

Train at UKSA and gain industry insight, expert careers knowledge and support, plus exclusive access to potential employers.

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“Be prepared to work and study hard but also enjoy your time here. You will find you refer to it a lot when you leave and go to work on yachts or in watersports – your time at UKSA will play a big part in your career.”

Colette Wood -UKSA Industry Guidance/SY Hospitality & Comp Crew

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