03 July, 2012
Seafarers UK has just announced it is making three bursaries available for the UKSA cadetship for ambitious youngsters between 18 and 25.
Successful bursary applicants will start the three-year cadetship in October this year. Over the course of the programme, cadets will progress through the Royal Yachting Association’s training scheme. By the end of the three years they will be qualified to work as an Officer of the Watch on the world’s very largest superyachts, up to 3,000 gross tonnage.
UKSA’s director of youth development Simon Davies said: “This is an incredible opportunity for anyone with a lot of enthusiasm and drive to get themselves a fantastic career. Many people won’t have considered becoming a professional sailor because they think the training will be financially out of reach but at UKSA we make sure there are no barriers to people getting into the industry.
“The bursaries from Seafarers UK cover the course fees for all three years and because the cadetship includes paid work experience, cadets can actually earn while they learn too.
“With the rise in university fees putting off a lot of people who don’t want to end up with mountains of debt, a bursary for a UKSA cadetship could be the answer; no fees, active hands-on training and a direct route into employment on completion.”
In addition to both physical and theoretical yachtsmen training, UKSA’s personal development team helps cadets secure their first role in the industry thanks to a worldwide network of employers.
The only pre-requisite needed to apply for a bursary is 120 UCAS points or equivalent in work experience.
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