Meet the team.

Guidance from a team who have years of experience and a valued network of contacts in the maritime industry.


Lauren Stiles:  Industry Guidance and Cadetship Manager.

Lauren originally trained at UKSA in 2007 and then worked in the superyacht industry for 5 years, both in deck and interior departments. A natural transfer to a shore based position bought her back to UKSA to work as a Course Advisor, before moving into the Industry Guidance department to advise and guide all our students into a career in the maritime industry. Lauren now heads-up the Cadetship and Industry Guidance department looking after all our careers students as well as running our on-line recommendation service, working with employers across the yachting and watersports industries.


Colette Wood

Colette Wood : Industry Guidance Advisor

“I trained as a stewardess in March 2012, worked in the superyacht industry for 5 years on both motor and sailing yachts. Decided it was time come home buy a house and settle down, so shortly after leaving yachting I transferred my skills to a land based job here at UKSA in October 2017 where I now work as an Industry Guidance advisor.”