Are you a young person working in the hotel/hospitality industry but looking for something more? Then you’re already well-placed to transfer your skills into the superyacht industry. Those who want to spread their wings and see the world will find the lucrative world of superyacht ‘interior’ a good career move in terms of earning money, travelling, and upskilling to provide superior levels of service onboard.

If being a steward or stewardess sounds perfect for you, or someone you know, tell them about UKSA. We’re a maritime training provider based right on the waterfront in Cowes and we offer a range of courses that will give you the qualifications, information and contacts you need to start work in the superyacht and wider maritime industry. As a youth charity we’re able to provide that extra special something – really looking after our students and offering one-to-one mentoring and realistic career guidance.

What the course entails: Take our three-week Superyacht Interior Foundation course and along with your certificate you’ll get Level 2 Food Hygiene, RYA Powerboat Level 2, and RYA Short Range Radio. You’ll also get the STCW Basic Training for work onboard, which includes MCA Personal Survival Techniques, MCA Personal Safety and Social Responsibilty, MCA Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and MCA Elementary First Aid. There are also popular (optional) bolt-on extras such as Superyacht Cookery and RYA Competent Crew.

How to start your new career: You can fly out to the Mediterranean as soon as your course finishes, as they are scheduled to fit in with the seasons. If you haven’t already secured a placement then head to Antibes or Palma where the UKSA network is huge. You’ll be put in touch with agents and you’ll be in the perfect position to find work.

Daily life on a superyacht: Work will be like nothing you could imagine and you’ll be expected to do long hours, but your skills of housekeeping and hospitality could earn you in the region of 2,000 Euros per month (tax free), plus bonuses. Your food and board are provided so you could be investing a hefty part of your salary at a young age.

Interested? Call our course advisors on 01983 203038 or email[email protected]. We hold monthly open days too.