If you lost your job in the Airline industry, you might be qualified for positions working on a superyacht.
In 2020, the aviation industry was one of the first to feel the devastating impact of the coronavirus as it spread across the globe.
There are tens of thousands of people like you whose careers as flight attendants, maintenance and ground staff or even pilots have been severely disrupted and who are now struggling to find replacement income to survive.
But, there are options available….
If you have had your hours significantly reduced, been furloughed, been laid off or simply want an alternative where your skills can be used effectively and you can return to a positive career path, we can help you to figure out if the maritime industry is a good fit for you.
What transferable skills make me a valuable candidate to join a superyacht crew?
People who work, or have worked in the aviation industry often do so under extremely high pressure situations, and they need to do it all with a smile and level of professionalism to meet and exceed expectations from a broad range of customers.
This type of experience and commitment to customer service is a vital to a high performing superyacht crew.
The truth is that there are a wide range of situations that can take place on board a superyacht that aviation industry professionals already have a lot of experience in dealing with on a daily basis.
Why not look into how these can be easily applied to a superyacht crew position?
The top 5 skills needed for superyacht crew members
Depending on which area of the crew you are planning on working in, the required skills can vary however as a general rule, the main sought after qualities include:
– Ability to work as a part of a team
– Diligently learn and follow procedures
– Be reliable and able to manage your time
– Have clear communication skills
– Be able to remain calm under pressure
How do I transfer my experience to the Maritime Industry?
It is quite simple really…
With your existing skill set and previous experience in the aviation industry, you are very well placed to make a quick and seamless transition to a job working on a luxurious superyacht.
The next step for you is to chat with one of our career advisors about which certifications and training packages would be the best fit for achieving your goals as fast as possible.
At Galileo Maritime Academy we have a wide range of training packages that are designed to provide you with the additional skills you will need along with the gold standard of maritime certifications which will allow you to work in over 180 countries worldwide
What training and certifications are available?
– Elementary First Aid (EFA)
– Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
– Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR)
– Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)
Food Hygiene Level 2 (FHL2) Certificate