Get upskilled for 2024
ONBOARD looks at the companies offering the right training courses that will allow you to climb the career ladder and differentiate yourself from the competition
Created in 2023 in Monaco with Jonathan Beckett, CEO of Burgess, as ambassador, The Academy is an advanced training establishment offering upgrades for tourism professionals such as yacht crews and hoteliers. The Academy is a unique training programme for yacht interior crew as it incorporates the teaching of MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) professors, each excelling in their respective category. It is crucial for the crew to be in a positive and motivating environment onboard, which involves learning and revising the fundamentals of hospitality. They must be at the pinnacle of knowledge, surpassing even the finest luxury hotels. The school is located in the 5-star Palace Hotel at Château Saint Martin in Saint Paul de Vence. The Academy offers a free on- board audit so that the manager or captain can assess their crew, and after receiving a report, they can decide if they want the academy to deliver a customised plan for their crew.
For more details email: [email protected] or visit www.theacademymonaco.com
Training provider UKSA has responded to the industry’s demand for entry level superyacht interior crew by launching an enhanced Superyacht Stewardess and Steward course starting in February 2024. The new five week premium all-inclusive course has been developed to align with the IAMI GUEST Programme and is delivered by UKSA’s superyacht instructors Ben and Holly Cooke of The Little Gloster, alongside Gary Williams, Principal of the British Butler Institute. Students will learn the ‘5 Golden Pillars’ of service excellence and experience UKSA’s unique superyacht training centre which includes a fully equipped cabin and dining room, superyacht galley and laundry room to ensure students experience a comprehensive and simulating experience.
For more details Tel: +44(0)1983 203038 or visit www.uksa.org
Located in the heart of the superyacht community in Fort Lauderdale and founded in 1983, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is one of the largest private maritime training school in the United States, serving more than 12,000 students annually. MPT is the most complete full-service private maritime school in the country. Under the direction of the Morley family for two generations, MPT has been training yachting and commercial professionals for more than 40 years. This in depth experience has enabled MPT to develop programmes that are success-oriented, with unbeatable pass rates, as well as being cost and time efficient. MPT offers all levels of certification, license and document study programmes, many of which offer in-school testing, are USCG, MCA, Marshall Islands, and Nautical Institute approved and are recognised by many foreign administrations. Programmes are designed to meet and exceed IMO standards and are fully STCW compliant. MPT’s campus hosts over 61,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering departments, a full mission simulator, as well dynamic positioning labs.
For more details Tel: +1 954 525 1014 or visit www.MPTusa.com
Founded in Monaco in 2019, ETYC is a pioneering force in promoting sustainability within the yachting industry by offering innovative training for luxury vessel crews. These unique programmes aim to raise awareness and empower yachting professionals to adopt environmentally friendly practices onboard. Through practical approaches and targeted modules, ETYC’s training covers a range of topics, from waste management and sustainable cleaning products to reducing energy and water consumption. Tailored to meet the specific needs of the yachting sector, the training emphasises the integration of sustainable practices without compromising service excellence or guest experiences onboard. Delivered by experts, they equip crews with the knowledge needed to implement eco-conscious measures while optimising yacht operational efficiency. ETYC’s training takes a holistic approach, encouraging crews to become key players in the shift towards more sustainable navigation. The training represents a significant step towards meeting the increasing expectations of environmentally-conscious clients while ensuring a reduced environmental impact.
For more details Tel +377 (0)6 43 91 45 36 or visit www.etyc.fr
CREW TRAINING SOLUTIONS
Established in 2010 by a small group of maritime professionals in Naples, Italy, Crew Training Solutions has since grown to become multi-accredited maritime training centre in three different locations: Italy, Palma de Mallorca and the United Kingdom. Accredited and approved by IYT, the MCA, Marshall Islands and IAMI they are able to offer a comprehensive range of courses including STCW Basic Safety Training (Full and Refresher), MCA/IYT Master of Yachts Unlimited, MCA Medical First Aid aboard Ship, OOW 3000gt Oral Prep, MCA Mock Oral Examinations, Yachtmaster Ocean, Small Powerboat & RIB Master, MCA Master 200gt and much more. Their new STCW state of the art facility in Palma comprises of a multi-level fire training simulator, outdoor pool and large spacious training areas equipped with the latest medical training aids. The STCW courses are delivered by active, front line emergency services personnel and active MCA Masters. Their approach to training delivery is dynamic, interactive and fun. All courses are delivered in English.
For more details Tel: +44(0)1472 566 001 or visit www.crewtrainingsolutions.com
Angela Wallace created the first online purser training programme dedicated to those who want to advance their careers in the superyacht crew industry and is IAMI and GUEST accredited. With one year to complete, the innovative e-learning system offers a flexible course structure which can be completed according to your schedule from anywhere in the world. Course topics include the role of the purser, crew administration and logistics, port clearances, financial administration and budgeting, maritime legislation and legalities, guest logistics and much more! Throughout the programme, you will receive personalised one-to-one coaching and mentoring calls with Angela as you work through each module. Upon completion of the course, Angela also offers ongoing support. Along with Purser Trainer, Angela is also the director of Interior Training for the PYA, and as such, she also heads the welfare group, which has been established to discuss crew welfare issues, such as bullying, harassment, abuse and mental health.
For more details email: [email protected]
or visit www.pursertrainer.com
LUXURY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
The company has been delivering hospitality, self- empowerment, leadership development and consultancy programmes for superyacht crew and shore-based organisations for the past 15 years. Founded by the visionary Peter Vogel, LH’s driving ethos centres on putting people first, exploring their talents, developing their skills and fostering excellence in service within a high-performing team. Underpinning the company’s vast portfolio of personal and team development programmes is its unique talent awareness tool ‘LH Dynamics’. Executed by LH Insight specialists, this tool empowers individuals and teams to unlock their inherent talents. In the world of luxury hospitality, where only perfect is good enough, professionals in various roles can harness their LH Dynamics profiles to better recognise and leverage their distinctive talents and abilities. Leadership is one of the cornerstones of their training and in a testament to this commitment, LH has recently launched the second season of their Power of Purpose podcast, showcasing this topic of leadership.
For more details visit www.luxuryhospitalitymgm.com
SUPERYACHT CREW ACADEMY
In the world of superyachts, success hinges on training and proficiency. We take pride in providing exceptional maritime education and catering to those looking to start their superyacht career journey. Their flagship offering, the STCW 95+10 certification, is the cornerstone of maritime safety. This course covers safety, security, first aid, sea survival, and fire fighting, preparing you for the open sea. For aspiring deckhands, the comprehensive IYT Deckhand Course provides hands-on training, teaching vital skills for the deck crew. It includes tender driving, navigation, seamanship, and maintenance. If your aspirations lean toward luxury hospitality, our IYT Interior Course refines your service skills, from housekeeping to fine dining and guest relations, ensuring you’re a competent and valuable crew member. What sets Superyacht Crew Academy apart? The ex-senior superyacht crew instructors, practical insights, and modern facilities. The team are dedicated to your success and nurturing your abilities.
For more details Tel: +61 (0)2 9979 9669
or visit www.superyacht-crew-academy.com