Steward and Stewardess share their stories after graduation

Victoria Evans

Victoria Evans at the UKSA campus

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: March 2019
Before the course: Small business owner
After the course: Stewardess onboard a 75m Superyacht

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!

Victoria Evans learning how to arrange tables

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.”


Isobelle Oram

Isobel Oramat UKSA campus

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: February 2019
Before the course: Accountant
After the course: Stewardess onboard a 75m Superyacht

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.

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.”


Lucy Ratcliff

New graduate student Lucy Ratcliff

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: March 2018
Before the course: Deckhand
After the course: Stewardess on board a 40m superyacht

A 3-week course at UKSA, training to be a superyacht hostess, helped Lucy get a ticket to a job in the maritime industry. After working at the Palma International Boat Show as a day Stewardess and Chef and further training as a Deck/Stew abroad, she networked her way into a Second Stewardess role in a crew of 8 for an adventure on the water.

Superyacht stewardess happy at work

My advice: “It’s a big challenge working on a superyacht; you have to be resilient and overcome the unexpected but if you do, the rewards are worth it. Bring a ‘can do’ attitude and don’t give up, is my advice”.


Maria Barratt

New graduate student Maria Barratt

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: January 2018
Before the course: PR for the fashion industry
After the course: Day stewardess on board a superyacht

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

Maria and four fellow students on the UKSA superyacht training course

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.”


Madeleine Thomason

Madeleine Thomason prior to graduation from UKSA

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: January 2018
Before the course: Retail sales advisor
After the course: Stewardess on a 29m motor yacht

Having just completed our Superyacht Hospitality Training Course, Madeleine Thomason was offered a job as a sole stewardess on a 29m motor yacht. In just 2 months she started her first role in as superyacht crew!

Superyacht interior foundation graduates at Cowes marina

My advice: “If I was to advise someone studying at UKSA I would say have a plan. My background in hospitality was useful but at the end of the course I made sure I knew what I wanted to do and I researched jobs, crew houses and crew agencies.”


Chrysanthi Galaziou

Ex barista Chrysanthi Galaziou, now superyacht hostess

Course: Superyacht Hospitality Training
Date: March 2018
Before the course: Restaurant barista
After the course: Sole hostess on board a superyacht

After three years working in various seasonal jobs in restaurants, hotels and as a barista, 27- year-old, Greek-born Chrysanthi wanted a change of scenery. “I was keen to combine my hospitality skills and love of the sea to train to work in the superyacht industry. I’m now working on a 30m superyacht in Greece as a sole stewardess which is my first job in the industry.

Enjoying life as a superyacht hostess in Greece

My advice: “My advice to anyone thinking about working in the superyacht industry and training on this course is to ‘just do it’; it’s a great experience you won’t regret.”


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