After graduating from college, you will likely fall into one of two camps:
Either you’ll have a plan in place ready to embark on your chosen career path, or you won’t know exactly what you want to do next.
In either case (although of course we are a bit biased here at Flying Fish!) we recommend you take the Superyacht Deckhand training or the Superyacht Stewardess training after you graduate!
But what exactly does that mean, and why should you at least consider it as an option once you graduate? Keep reading to find out…
Superyacht deckhand and stewardess training is basically what it says on the tin!
This is your chance to learn the practical knowledge and skills you need to work on a Superyacht as a deckhand or stewardess. If you’ve ever watched the show Under Deck, you’ll basically be practicing doing what the show’s crew does!
In short, Deckhands are responsible for cleaning and maintaining the Superyacht’s exterior and toys, Hostesses are responsible for taking care of guests on board.
Our dedicated Superyacht Deckhand training course and Superyacht Stewardess training course website pages helpfully break down the type of training you can expect.
Why should you train as a deckhand or superyacht stewardess after graduating?
1. It will give you time to really think about your career prospects
While you’ve had your head buried in your studies, you won’t have had many opportunities to really think about what you want to do for your career. You may even have come out of college realizing that the career path you originally thought wasn’t quite right for you.
Superyacht deckhand and stewardess training is a great way to learn about other career opportunities available to you; and if you decide to work on a Superyacht after completing your training, you’ll have the time and space to think about what you want to do next while you work!
2. You’ll learn a whole host of transferable skills
You will obviously have acquired a lot of incredible knowledge and skills at university, but the experience and skills you can gain during a two week Superyacht training course are incredibly useful in a real working scenario!
For example, in the Superyacht Deckhand training, you will learn all about engine maintenance, rigging and cleaning, while in the Superyacht Stewardess training, you will learn unrivaled customer service skills and become food safety qualified. .
Whether or not you decide to become a deckhand or superyacht stewardess after completing your training, you will always have a certificate under your belt that shows you have the basic skills and the potential to further those skills in another role.
3. Working on a Superyacht is a great way to earn and save money
Incredible pay rates are just one of the many reasons why graduates decide to train for Superyacht jobs. As a deckhand or stewardess, you could find yourself cashing in between €2,000 and €3,500 a month (about £1,650.23 to £2,887.90), which you can set aside to further your education and training for your intended career, or any other investment you may have in mind.
Additionally, the Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED) allows 100% of onboard earnings to be exempt from UK income tax, making working on a superyacht after obtaining his diploma even more attractive!
4. It’s a chance to see the world before embarking on a career
Many graduates decide to travel after finishing college – and training to become a flight attendant or deckhand is a great way to do this without the associated costs.
In fact, the average cost to travel on a gap year is £1,844 per month, or over £22,137 per year; that, as we established above, you will actually earn instead of spending as a deckhand or superyacht hostess!
Some of the destinations you’ll likely head to after completing your education and getting your first job include France, Greece and the Mediterranean.
At Flying Fish, we even have a training facility in Australia, and simply undertaking one of our training courses will land you an Antibes, France ticket to our Superyacht recruitment event!
Once you’ve settled into a full-time career, it can be much harder to find the time and funds to see the world, so we recommend taking this opportunity after you graduate.
5. You will meet amazing people
When you take Superyacht Deckhand or Stewardess training, you won’t be alone. In fact, here at Flying Fish, you’ll learn alongside a number of other trainees, and maybe even stay with them at our crew accommodation in Cowes!
It’s amazing how group training can bring people together, and many of our Superyacht trainees at Flying Fish have become lifelong friends and have even gone on to work on Superyachts together.
Not only can you make some great friends while you train, but if you decide to take a Superyacht job afterwards, you’ll meet lots of other amazing people, including the Superyacht captain, Bosun, and the hostess. in chief, among others!
Do you think Superyacht training might be the right post-graduation route for you?
If so, be sure to check out our very own Superyacht Deckhand Training Course and Superyacht Stewardess Training Course, and secure your spot today! Our team is always at your disposal if you have any questions about our training courses or if you wish to discuss career prospects…