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Another newbie looking for advice please!
Posted: Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:23 PM
Joined: 21/03/2014
Posts: 2

Hi all, First of all- apologies for another very similar message from another very green yachting newbie...! I'm just finishing a winter season and by the time I've gotten home, completed my STCW, renewed my PADI open water and had my ENG1 it's going to be the end of May. I'm going to keep an eye on where the yachts are heading and make my way there on/around 25th May but I'm wondering if that will be too late in the season to land stable work? I'm looking for a real career in yachting with longevity- as far as experience goes, I've got 2 years working in a Michelin starred restaurant and 2 winters working in a chalet which I'm hoping will be of benefit but I'm presuming many people come from a hospitality background? Finally, I have commitments that run from 28th August to 3rd October-is this something that could ultimately mean I am unemployable this season? So thankful for any advice!
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:29 PM

Hello Emily,

The end of May is a little late however not impossible to find work. From what you have written I can gather that your looking for a stewardess position? and have also no experience on a yacht. It is good that your completing your STCW etc however you state that you want to make a career with longevity starting May 25th then you say you have commitments from August thru October. Does this mean that you intend to find a job then quit do your commitments then get back in? If so I would suggest waiting until your commitments are fulfilled, and perhaps in the meantime do a stewardess training course and when your ready with no other obligations make a commitment to the yachting industry. You should if possible try to remain a year on your first yacht. It shows that your serious and will hold you in good stead in the future and put you miles ahead of the other newbies who jump ship regularly...

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