Assist Funding for Superyacht Cadetships

This bursary scheme has been set up to help aspiring young (18-25 years old) seafarers train to become professional superyacht crew. The fund will provide a unique pathway into the superyacht industry for those young people who have the potential but not necessarily the funds to access training.

The bursary will allocate funds to selected young people to enable them to join the highly successful Superyacht Cadetship Programme.

The Superyacht Cadetship is a unique structured four-year programme is designed to train the future Officers and Captains of the superyacht industry. It combines the most relevant Superyacht training with personal mentoring, equipping graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and realistic understanding of the industry they are entering in to.

The four-year programme is a career path to STCW II/1 Officer of the Watch (Yacht <3000GT) and onward to STCW II/2 Master (Yacht <3000GT) qualification, and was designed in consultation with the MCA.

Who are UKSA’s partners

UKSA, works in partnership with charities including Seafarers UK, AMERC and various other funders, to help those young people who have the potential, but not necessarily the financial means, to join the highly successful Superyacht Cadetship.

Who qualifies for funding?

Cadets who qualify for this funding are typically aged between 18 and 25-years-old and drawn from a diverse background. Over the past 10 years, an average 30% of each annual intake of cadets have received assisted funding from leading maritime charities and funders including Seafarers UK, AMERC and Trinity House.

The recognition and support from these highly respected maritime sector organisations is an effective endorsement of the Superyacht Cadetship as a respected and viable alternative to commercial/merchant routes or university study.

These schemes have a long-term remit of attracting increased funding, support and awareness from the superyacht and maritime sector, to further support careers in professional yachting.

How can I apply for the Superyacht Cadetship funding?

Your course advisor will be able to assess your eligibility, advise you on how much you might be able to get funding for and support you with your funding applications. They are a friendly bunch so please call 01983 203038 or email [email protected]