Careers in Superyachts and Yachting

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Students since 2020

Training for global careers in yachting and superyachting

Working in the professional yachting and superyachting industries can open the doors to travel, luxury, excellent rates of pay and the chance to work on some of the world’s most luxurious vessels in some remote and beautiful locations. The rewards are high in these diverse, challenging and growing sectors and we can help you achieve your career aspirations.

Launching your professional career

A UKSA professional yachting trainee uses the wheel to steer a vessel during a sailing training course.

Professional Yachting courses

At UKSA we offer a full range of courses designed to propel your career forward in the professional yachting and superyacht sectors.

Our Professional Yachtmaster course will open up opportunities as a skipper in flotilla, charter or deliveries. We have great industry links, including our unique partnership with Neilson Active Holidays, and our industry guidance team will help you every step of the way when launching your career in some of the most stunning settings in the world.

Whatever your age, or motivation for change, a career in yachting offers a unique working environment with an unparalleled opportunity and variety of work.

A group shot of superyacht crew onboard a superyacht

Superyachting courses

Our flagship Superyacht Cadetship is a structured 4-year programmed designed to train future officers of the superyacht industry. It combines academic study, practical paid work and experience on-board superyachts enabling students to often graduate debt free.

UKSA works extensively with candidates looking to enter the superyacht sector, with a full range of courses to suit all levels. Our entry level Superyacht Crew training and Superyacht Hospitality training allow you to take your first steps into the world of superyachts. Whatever your aspirations, we can help get you started and excel in your chosen career

A UKSA professional sailing trainee standing on the deck of a superyacht.

Learn from the best

UKSA has been successfully training and launching careers for over 30 years. As an industry leader, we pride ourselves on the winning combination of high standards and top-level industry experience delivered to our students.

Our instructors have first-hand experience of professional yachting and the superyacht sector, ensuring our students graduate equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.

Working alongside our tutors, our specialist careers and industry guidance team will guide you through your time at UKSA and the recruitment process. Plus, thanks to their great contacts in the industry, you are in the best position to secure employment when graduating.



For a woman seeking a career within the maritime industry, UKSA provided the perfect solution. I knew I wanted to continue sailing so I searched for career options at sea and decided that I wanted to sail superyachts. I began the Cadetship in order to gain the qualifications that would take my sailing career to the next level.

Laura Ellis – Student/SY Cadetship

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