UKSA graduates share their stories and experiences 

Thousands of students attend UKSA each year with the aim of gaining the skills and qualifications needed to build successful careers at sea.

Our graduates share their top career tips

We have compiled a selection of stories from graduates outlining their experiences, life before and after their chosen career course and what key advice they would give to someone who is considering a career within the maritime industry.

It’s always great to gain insights on your chosen career and our students are best placed to inspire your decision.

Considering your career options, UKSA are here to help

Which career is right for you? Our graduates share their stories:

  • Superyacht Cadetship Stories
    Thinking about an alternative to university?  Maybe becoming a captain of a superyacht is your dream? We have so many aspirational stories to tempt you towards signing up to this fantastic career!
  • Superyacht Hospitality Training Stories
    Did you know in 3 weeks you can be trained and ready to start working on the world most luxurious superyachts and travelling the world? It’s a great course to think about if you are planning a gap year. We will also help find you your first job! Read how our student was offered a sole stewardess job on a 29m motor yacht after graduating.
  • Superyacht Crew Training Stories
    So you want to work in the superyacht industry but not sure what you want to do?  This course is ideal, within 3 weeks you can be qualified to start your first deckhand role on a superyacht.  Work for a few seasons and see if you want to come back and continue your qualifications – what have you got to lose.  Salaries for entry-level roles start at €2,500!
  • Professional Yachtmaster Stories
    This course will open up so many doors! If you want to start working as a yacht skipper, considering deliveries, become an instructor or the working in the superyacht industry these are just a few examples of industries that need well-trained crew.  We have so many inspirational stories to share!
  • Watersports Graduate Stories
    Considering a gap year, maybe a career in the watersports industry is more appealing than a desk job?  Do you love teaching and working outside doing something you love? With the growth of the leisure industry and tourism, the demand for instructors is at an all-time high!  Plus our partnerships with the likes of Neilson and Mark Warner means you can take advantage of working in the top overseas venues.