UKSA is a youth charity offering transformational opportunities for young people through sailing and watersports. We focus on three areas: personal development, schools and group visits, and professional maritime training. We are based in Cowes, Isle of Wight - the heart of the yachting world.
We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that something extra. We really look after our young people. Our careers students benefit from 1:1 mentoring, access to our careers network, realistic careers advice and help with CVs. We help over 9,000 people a year to achieve their personal best. We have a fantastic fleet, a waterfront campus, inspirational instructors and great facilities.
A structured four year programme which allows you to earn while you learn to train for a long-term career in superyachting.
Developed in close consultation with the MCA and their approved training guidelines, the cadetship course combines phases of training at UKSA with paid work placements in the superyacht industry.
It is also possible to complete a FdSc (Foundation Degree) in Operational Yacht Science alongside the Cadetship, providing you meet the pre-required UCAS points (or equivalent).
Applicants should be between 18 and 25.
Good communication skills, oral and written, are essential, as is a good understanding of mathematics. Cadets should ideally have GCSEs (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science, passed with grades A-C.
To apply for the training, you need to attend a 2 day Selection Event consisting of an aptitude test, team building exercises, delivery of a presentation on a superyacht and an interview, where you will be required to demonstrate a proven interest in a long term career within the superyacht industry.
Duration: Delivered over four years, including time to earn while you learn.
Yachting Cadetship Qualifications:
A full list of qualifications can be found on uksa.org/professional-training/deck/superyacht-cadetship
Contact the UKSA for course date