Starting out in the super yacht industry is an exciting and rewarding choice of employment. Some choose to use the experience as a gap year while many others follow it as a long term and extremely rewarding career path.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (UK) (MCA) set the world standards which are followed by South Africa and many other countries.The industry provides safe and rewarding employment for young persons.
What do I need to qualify to work in this rewarding industry?
You will need to:
Be 18 years or older and be able to swim.
Be able to read, write and receive instruction in the English language.
Be a gregarious outdoors type of person who gets on well with their fellow crew members, is independent, outgoing, sociable and be able to work as a team member, be disciplined, have a good work ethic and be punctual.
Health. You must be healthy and pass a Seamans' Medical Examination. This will confirm that you are not red/green colour blind. (Please check that you are not red/green colour blind before enrolling at our training academy).
Seamen, which is your starting out point, need their safety certificates before being signed on as a crew member.The STCW 2010 basic safety training courses are described under starting out. Certificates for these courses are issued after completing the appropriate training.
Depth of knowledge. On completion of our training you will have a rudimentary knowledge of the industry, know the basic knots and be able to speak our language. This will give you a distinct advantage when you present yourself at an interview as a well prepared crew member.
All of this is after you have completed our 4 week International Crew Training Course. This series of modules will ensure a greater opportunity of employment as you have invested in the additional training it provides.