Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Stewardess and Steward training course

Course price
Duration of course
3 weeks

First-class hospitality training

UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality course is a unique programme designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to work as a steward/stewardess in the fast-growing superyacht sector. You will be trained by our highly experienced, expert team to deliver exceptional levels of service and will leave fully appreciating the attention to detail expected onboard 7-star luxury vessels.

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UKSA’s ALL-INCLUSIVE, Superyacht Hospitality course is a unique programme which will equip you with all the expertise required to work onboard these prestigious vessels to deliver the ultimate standard of service. You will be trained in our unique superyacht galley, a specially built training suite designed to accurately replicate the working conditions onboard a superyacht.

The three-week course is delivered by UKSA’s experienced superyacht instructor team and has been developed to align with the reputable GUEST Program.

UKSA has been delivering courses for over 30 years and we are proud that our one-to-one sessions, mentoring, careers advice, CV writing and recruitment support will give you the edge and contacts you need to enter the industry with confidence.

Training at UKSA gives you excellent value for money as all food and accommodation (both on board our yachts AND on site), tuition, mentoring and careers guidance are included in ONE PRICE. There are no hidden extra costs at UKSA.

Vanessa superyacht management consultant and former chief stewardess said:

“The UKSA course makes it very easy for the students as it gives them the skill set required for the Superyacht Industry. From interior training to STCW Basic Safety alongside the on-going support they receive. All the guys and girls stay in contact with us and we mentor them through their career, not just when they are at UKSA. Students come to us from all different backgrounds and have a desire to travel and earn decent money. This offers them the chance to do something really different.

The course has been running a long time, and is well recognised within the industry and has a great reputation. Whether you go to Palma or Antibes, you’ll meet others who have come from UKSA. This helps with networking, which is half the battle when seeking employment. Our students nearly all find jobs within one to two months, and then they’re off.”

At UKSA we have seen on average 80% of our students securing a role within 3 months of completing their training.

Train at UKSA and you will enjoy these EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS:
  • Purpose built classrooms all on one site
  • Training in a unique superyacht galley – the only one of its kind in the UK
  • One-to-one mentoring throughout the course from your instructors
  • Dedicated careers course manager
  • Organised recruitment days with potential employers
  • Career support both during and after your time at USKA
  • Networking on site throughout your time at UKSA
  • Accommodation onshore for the full duration of your course, plus all food is included
  • Free use of our swimming pool, gym and sports hall
  • One year’s FREE membership of Nautilus International
Course Overview:
  • Personal presentation, professional etiquette and protocol
  • Table management, placement and settings
  • Styles of service, courses, order of service and buffets
  • Cocktails, bartending, wine and spirits appreciation
  • Flower arranging and presentation
  • Party/event planning and execution
  • 7* housekeeping and attention to detail
  • Cleaning and laundry services
  • Health and safety onboard
  • Appreciation of crew dynamics and life onboard
  • Understanding of the high standards required
  • UKSA superyacht uniform provided (branded polo shirts)


Our Superyacht Hospitality qualification is inline with the Introductory Level 1 (GUEST) programme. You will gain the following qualifications plus the GUEST Introductory (Level 1) certificate of confidence on completion of this course:

  • GUEST Yacht Interior Introduction module
  • GUEST Basic Food service module
  • Foundation Food Safety Certificate
  • GUEST Wine, bar-tending & Mixology module
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety / Food Hygiene
  • UKSA Superyacht Hospitality Training Certificate


Steward/Stewardess’s are typically required to work long hours and must be physically fit and able. You must be energetic and enthusiastic with an ability to work to a high standard in all tasks. Some previous experience in hospitality is a great bonus, but not at all necessary to join the training. Also if you have aligned experience in beauty, food & beverages, catering, wine & art appreciation, massage, sports & training, these extra skills will also be useful in your career progression.

You must have an ENG1 seafarer medical fitness certificate to work at sea (click here for more details). Whilst it’s not essential to hold your ENG1 to complete your training with UKSA, it is required to hold this to secure work in the industry. For this reason, we recommend all students gain their ENG1 before they attend training.

Our Students

Maria Barratt, smiling after completing UKSA Superyacht Hospitality Training course

Maria Barratt

Meet Maria Barratt, who completed our Superyacht Hospitality Training course in February 2018. In March she flew to Antibes with five of the students on her course, where they met with crew agents and began networking.

  • Before the course: PR for the fashion industry
  • After the course: Day stewardess on board a superyacht
My advice

“If I was to advise someone how to get the best from this course I would say go to the bar in the evenings, speak to people and take any advice that is offered. In this way, you will be prepared for your future in the superyacht industry.”

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Isobelle Oram wearing a pink UKSA polo shirt whilst training

Isobelle Oram

Before coming to UKSA, Isobelle Oram had studied finance at college and qualified as an accountant. After three years spent working in accountancy, she decided that she needed an adventure and a job that gave her kudos.

  • Before the course: Accountant
  • After the course: Stewardess onboard a 75m superyacht
My advice

“Despite hesitating about doing this course I went for it and haven’t looked back and I would say to others, get experience in things you’ve always wanted to do, even if they’re beyond your comfort zone.”

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Victoria Evans training at UKSA in the Hospitality Training Course

Victoria Evans

Victoria trained as a massage/beauty therapist and worked in spa resorts before equipping her own beauty room and working from home. Now after graduating from the Superyacht Hospitality course, she has secured a new role onboard a 75m motoryacht!

  • Before the course: Small business owner
  • After the course: Stewardess onboard a 75m superyacht
My advice

“I would advise people thinking about this course to just do it – it is the best thing you could ever do for your future.”

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As a charity, we do have funding opportunities available for many of our students. UKSA is committed to make training and qualifications accessible to those who have the desire to succeed in a yachting or watersports career. Your course advisor will be able to provide you with the details, assess your eligibility and put you forward if you are a suitable candidate.

To see a full list of all of our funding options visit our funding opportunities page or call us to talk about your options on +44 (0)1983 203038

Dates and pricing

Course From To All-inc
Superyacht Hospitality Training 27/09/2021 17/10/2021 Full
Superyacht Hospitality Training 07/11/2021 27/11/2021 Full
Superyacht Hospitality Training 04/01/2022 24/01/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 07/02/2022 27/02/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 21/03/2022 10/04/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 03/05/2022 23/05/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 20/06/2022 10/07/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 31/07/2022 20/08/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 26/09/2022 16/10/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 07/11/2022 27/11/2022 £3,150
Superyacht Hospitality Training 03/01/2023 23/01/2023 £3,150

Don’t just take our word for it

Megan Parrett – UKSA Superyacht Hospitality Graduate

If I have any advice for people considering the course I’d say ‘Just do it’. If anything, I wish I had done it sooner! The course taught me all the basic skills I needed to secure a job as well as giving me the qualifications required. My group were lovely and the course instructor, Vanessa, is amazing (take notes of everything she says! ) All staff at UKSA are so friendly and approachable and you can tell they really want you to succeed in the industry. Once you finish your 3 weeks they are still there supporting you, helping you find a job and for any advice you may need.

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I have honestly had one of the best times of my life. I have made friends that I’ll have forever and the experience as a whole has had a huge impact on me. If I was to advise someone how to get the best from this course I would say go to the bar in the evenings, speak to people and take any advice that is offered. In this way you will be prepared for your future in the superyacht industry.

Maria Barratt – Networking/SY Hospitality/Maria Barratt

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