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UKSA’s 7* Superyacht Hospitality Training Setting High Standards In Service

Do you have a passion for travel and a desire to deliver the ultimate standards of service? If so, UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training course is the perfect pathway into a rewarding and long-term career. Thanks to UKSA’s expertly delivered course, you could be entering the world of high-end hospitality as a steward/stewardess in just three weeks!

Stews are a vital part of life onboard superyachts, with varying duties ranging from serving meals, to laundry, cleaning, flower arranging, making cocktails and even helping with mooring yachts! A desire to deliver excellent standards of service and a strong work ethic are crucial when undertaking this role.

The hours can be long, but the rewards are multiple including travelling the world whilst earning, making lifelong friends and learning new skills. Wages average around €2500 per month, plus bonuses, and much of this can be banked as food and accommodation are included. Working as a stew is not only a good alternative to university as a route to employment but is a great way to pay off debts and travel the world at the same time.

UKSA is a leading maritime training provider and their all-inclusive, three-week course covers all the core skills and knowledge you need to enter the industry including 7* housekeeping, meal service, table management, bartending, event planning, professional etiquette and protocol, plus industry recognised qualifications.

Superyacht Hospitality Course Manager, Vanessa Hodgson, explains more about the training: “Developed in 2006, the course has evolved significantly over the last 13 years. We give our students the experience required to start work on a yacht immediately and with the confidence to serve at a high level. Our training is well recognised and has a great reputation in the industry.”

UKSA’s CEO Ben Willows adds: “We are proud that 100% of our 2019 Superyacht Hospitality graduates seeking employment have now secured a job. I can report that 75% are now employed on superyachts, 17% have shore-based roles, 4% are working on flotillas and 4% are now in day work.”

Plus, thanks to UKSA’s on-going industry guidance you can enter employment safe in the knowledge you have support and advice when you need it. Vanessa adds: “We stay in contact with all students and mentor them throughout their career, not just when they are training with us. Thanks to the transferable skills learnt at UKSA, our alumni go on to run private houses and events companies, with many choosing to stay on in the industry progressing to chief stewards, pursers and deckhands.”

UKSA is continually investing in its facilities and has recently launched its new superyacht galley. This unique training environment represents conditions when living and working onboard a yacht and this, along with UKSA’s pantry, laundry, dining room and waterfront base provides an unrivalled setting for learning.

Courses at UKSA start on 29th July and 19th August. Places are limited, so book your spot now and you too could be heading off to work on a superyacht!

Contact UKSA to book your place on +44(0)1983 203038 or email careers@uksa.org

For more information, please visit: www.uksa.org/professional-training/deck/superyacht-interior-foundation