2017 looks to be another record year for the superyacht industry with many new vessels being launched and an ever growing charter market. This growth drives the need for increased volumes of well-trained deck and interior crew at an entry level. Feedback from the industry is that there are still far too many potential crew applying for positions having gained their STCW but with no understanding of the role and the reality of working on board a Superyacht.
To fulfil this growing need and to generate interest in superyacht careers, The Training Academy has launched two new UK based courses. To a great extent working on-board a superyacht is being sold as a dream and not a career, this course has been designed by industry professionals to ready potential Deck and Interior crew members for the reality of working in the Superyacht industry.
Linking the industry requirement of STCW to a week of intensive classroom based and practical training designed we will give candidates the basic skills needed to quickly become valued members of a superyachts staff.
Iain Ferguson Group Sales and Marketing Manager said “We are launching these courses due to the huge number of requests from our clients both in Management companies and Superyacht Captains, to source and train the next generation of high quality crew who wouldn’t traditionally have looked at the superyacht industry as a career choice. We believe we are very well placed not just to offer the necessary qualifications to become a crew member but to offer the industry insight and support needed to new entrants to the superyacht industry. The support offered to us in developing these courses by industry leaders has been inspiring”
To create these courses The Training Academy has pulled on its wide and varied experience of bespoke on-board crew training and providing courses for both MYBA and the PYA. It has also used the 25 years of distance learning experience and industry insight gained by its sister companies Maritime Training Academy and Maritime Services International.