Working in the maritime industry

Find out more about career opportunities

Opportunities await in the superyacht, professional yachting and watersports sectors and we have all the facts you need to choose the right pathway for you. Find out more about work as a deckhand, officer, steward/stewardess, skipper or watersports instructor and which of our courses best suit your aspirations and career goals.

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Launch your career with UKSA

Whatever your age or experience, the yachting industry has plenty of exciting opportunities for professional employment. From charter work to working as a superyacht captain, the right training and support is crucial to launching and maintaining a successful career.

Our specialist career guidance and mentoring will give you the support you need, and our unique learning environment gives you the chance to meet like-minded people whilst gaining real-world, practical experience.

Over the years, we’ve built up a large network of contacts in the yachting and watersports industry. Throughout your training, you’ll have the opportunity to network with industry professionals, guest speakers and potential employers.

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Career day feedback

“I’ve been to the UKSA industry days for the past few years now and they have always been really well structured and organised, the thing I especially liked this year was having a separate lunch to the main canteen giving the employers a great networking opportunity with the students.

I think the student calibre this year was generally higher than previous years and came across very well during the interviews.”

– Jamie, Mark Warner



Every day, I silently thank UKSA for giving me the knowledge I needed to get my skipper job.

William Quennell -Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

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