How to Get a Job on A Luxury Yacht
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  • Essential Crew Knowledge
  • Equitable Employment
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  • Opportunities For Increased Social Mobility
  • Professional Mentorship

Improving the Yachting Industry by providing a subsidised comprehensive E-learning programme giving newcomers the knowledge to succeed.

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By completing the online E-learning course, participants equip themselves with the fundamental knowledge required to realistically consider pursuing a professional yacht career. Additionally, they open themselves up to being selected for one of two fantastic training opportunities, and they receive a completion certificate that provides them with the opportunity to get a head start with Crew Agents.
OPPORTUNITY 1
A fully funded 3-year Luxury Yacht Apprenticeship valued at over €118,000. This opportunity offers hands-on learning and immersion in the world of luxury yachting. This apprenticeship is sponsored by Meridian Adventure Limited.
OPPORTUNITY 2
A fully funded Starter Education Programme valued at up to €3,980. Expands your skills, broadens your horizons, and gives you a competitive edge. This sponsored opportunity is offered by selected training partners.
COMPLETION CERTIFICATE – OPPORTUNITY 3
With a completion certificate from PCCP, newcomers demonstrate to Crew Agents that they have given a lot of consideration and thought to joining the industry and which job role they would be best suited to. PCCP is working with the Crew Agent community to promote participants who have completed the PCCP E-Learning, providing access to a broader range of career opportunities.
Participants have 12 months from the date of purchase to complete all courses. It is, however designed to be self-paced and can be completed as quickly as they like.

All Courses Below are Included in this E-Learning Programme

Get instant access to all these online courses and earn the opportunity to be selected for a fully funded Luxury Yacht Apprenticeship.

Advantages and Opportunities

12 months unlimited access
Completion certificate
164+ lessons across 7 modules
Bonus reference material
Enrolment to an Apprenticeship
Stream anytime, anywhere
Self-paced, online training
Get a step ahead of your peers

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€299

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Completing the E-Learning course unlocks three extraordinary opportunities that can launch your career:

Opportunity 1

Fully paid 3-year Luxury Yacht Apprenticeship sponsored by Meridian Adventure Limited and valued at over €118,000.

A Luxury Yacht Apprenticeship Programme

Fast track a career in the Luxury Yacht Industry which will put your education and financial status well ahead of your peers. Achieve the certificates and required sea miles, open water sailing and guest services experience, and the opportunity of being in command, while earning a salary.

INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS EARNED
  • Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Course for Catering
  • IYT Superyacht Hospitality Certificate
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certificate
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certificate
  • Short Range Certificate VHF Radio Operator
  • IYT Power Boat Level 2
  • Transport Malta Approved Engine Course 1
  • Transport Malta Approved Engine Course 2
  • IYT Master of Yacht Limited Certificate
  • IYT Master of Yacht Unlimited Certificate
  • Transport Malta Efficient Deckhand (EDH)
OTHER CERTIFICATES EARNED
  • Certificate of Competency in Safety
  • Certificate of Competency in Service & Galley
  • Certificate of Competency in Sailing, Navigation, Spars & Rigging
  • Certificate of Competency in Deck & Interior
  • Certificate of Competency in Engineering
  • Certificate of Competency in Guest Service
Superyacht Apprenticeship Program

Opportunity 2

Fully funded starter Education Programme up to the value of €3,980, offered by a partner Superyacht Training Facility in your closest region.

Sponsored Yacht Training at a partner Superyacht Training Facility

NOTE: included courses per discipline may vary per region.

A fully funded sponsorship to equip you with the practical knowledge and skills required to successfully start your career in the Luxury Yacht Industry in one of 3 disciplines of your choice:

Deckhand
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Superyacht Deck Course
  • Personal Watercraft Operator
  • Small Power Boat Course
  • Bareboat Skipper Theory
  • VHF/SRC
Stewardess
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Superyacht Hospitality Course
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Personal Watercraft Operator
  • Small Power Boat Course
  • VHF/SRC
Chef
  • STCW Basic Safety Training
  • Superyacht Chef Course
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Personal Watercraft Operator
  • Small Power Boat Course
  • VHF/SRC
Find Out How to Become a Deckhand Onboard a Luxury Superyacht Find Out How to Become a Steward or Stewardess Onboard a Luxury Superyacht  Find Out How to Become a Chef Onboard a Luxury Yacht

Opportunity 3

- COMPLETION CERTIFICATE

With a completion certificate from PCCP, newcomers demonstrate to Crew Agents that they have given a lot of consideration and thought to joining the industry and which job role they would be best suited to. PCCP is working with the Crew Agent community to promote participants who have completed the PCCP E-Learning, providing access to a broader range of career opportunities.

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The More You Learn, The More You Develop,

The More You Earn, The More You Give Back.

Start your journey to unlock the luxury yacht industry’s financial benefits today.

Complete the online E-learning course and equip yourself with the fundamental knowledge required, open yourself up to being selected for one of two fantastic training opportunities, as well as receiving a completion certificate that provides you with the opportunity to get a head start with Crew Agents.

What to expect financially as you grow your career at sea:

Yacht Length

20m70'
100+m330Ft+'
Yacht Length
20-40m70-130Ft
40-50m130-165Ft
50-60m165-200Ft
60-70m200-230Ft
70-80m230-265Ft
80-90m265-295Ft
90-100m295-330Ft
100+330Ft+
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Is bigger really better when starting your career?
The allure of working on a superyacht exudes glamour, opulence, and the opportunity to cater to ultra-high net worth clients, which are the drawing cards for most newcomers to the industry. However, what is not often recognised is that there is limited opportunity for growth, or progression, as crew are most often compartmentalised to a specific role, and task within a department.
When it comes to starting a career, the notion of “bigger is better” is not always what is best for those who are serious about a professional career in the luxury yacht industry. Starting on a smaller yacht provides a unique opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge of the tasks and responsibilities in all departments.
On a smaller vessel, individuals are required to work across multiple departments and perform a variety of tasks, which allows for a well-rounded understanding of the requirements of the industry. The hands-on experience offered on smaller yachts enables candidates to develop a strong skill set and adaptability which, prepares them for future challenges in their career.
So, while bigger yachts may have more appeal, the all-round knowledge and experience acquired from starting on smaller yachts, can prove to be invaluable in the long term by providing the opportunity to excel in the industry much faster.
Working on a Small Luxury Yacht vs Large Luxury Yacht
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How to get started

How to Sign up and Purchase the Online Yachting Course

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Online Certificate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose which opportunity I want?
The PCCP team will identify who will be eligible for the Apprenticeship and Sponsorship opportunities based on your Course progress, score marks and the passing of a series of interviews. The Ultimate goal of the online E-Learning modules is to be selected and awarded the apprenticeship programme opportunity.
Is the Certificate internationally recognised?
  1. If you do the online E-Learning and achieve the Fully Paid 3-Year Superyacht Apprenticeship: all qualifications are internationally recognised.
  2. If you do the online E-Learning and achieve the Fully Funded Starter Education Programme: all qualifications are internationally recognised.
  3. If you do the online E-Learning and achieve the Completion Certificate recognised by the Crew Agents: the Crew Agents we promote you to are international and specialise in placing crew on yachts around the world.
Why does the Certificate include all departments?
The E-learning programme was designed to give you in-depth knowledge of the entire operations of each department on a luxury yacht, to ensure you know precisely what it takes to run a vessel, and to equip you with the knowledge for making an informed decision about entering the industry.
Can I get a job if I don’t complete the Certificate?
If you fail to complete the online certificate, you can access the world’s most comprehensive and succinct career guidance tool and find out what to do, when to do it, and where to do it, at your own pace. To find out more Click here to sign up today.
Can I get a job once I have completed the E-Learning and obtained the Completion Certificate?
If you have completed the certification, there are three avenues available to you:
  1. The opportunity to be selected for the 3-Year Apprenticeship Program with employment on a yacht and a salary.
  2. The opportunity to be selected for the Sponsorship Programme.
  3. The opportunity to send your Completion Certificate to a Crew Agent who will assist you in finding a job once you have obtained the following:
    • STCW (Basic Safety Training)
    • ENG1 (Medical Fitness Certificate)
    Please visit Academy by Ephemeris to guide you if you want more information regarding the above.
What if I do not complete all the courses in 12 months?
If you do not complete the course within 12 months of enrolling. You purchase the course again and are welcome to do it as many times as you like, within the next 12 months.
Can I cancel at any time?
Once you have purchased the course, it is non-refundable and is valid for 12 months.
What happens If I fail a course exam?
You have unlimited access to each module. If you take a course test and fail, you can still carry on with all the other modules. It is important to go over the courses as often as you need to ensure that you are confident to write the exam and pass it.
What are the minimum technical requirements to complete the courses?
You will need a good internet connection and a laptop, tablet or phone. Streams require a bandwidth of at least 5 Mbps, with a supporting browser like Chrome, Safari or Firefox.

iOS
All devices that run iOS 9 +
Those are:
All mobile devices from iPhone 4s +
All iPads from iPad 2 +
All iPad mini devices
All iPod touch devices of the 5th generation and higher.

Android
All devices that run Android 5 +
I passed the PCCP E-Learning bundle but am not happy with my overall score. Can I retake the course?
You can redo the course package as many times as you want. Our goal is to attract determined, hardworking people to this industry. But, first, you must repurchase the E-Learning bundle to redo and improve your overall score. Courses cannot be individually purchased and completed.
How many times yearly and when are the winners chosen?
The winners are chosen twice a year, in January and July.
Who can participate in the PCCP E-learning modules?
Any person of any age.

3-year Apprenticeship Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Apprenticeship programme?
The Apprenticeship Programme is a fully funded 3-year Luxury Yacht Apprenticeship valued at over €118,000. This opportunity offers hands-on learning and immersion in the world of luxury yachting. This apprenticeship is sponsored by Meridian Adventure Limited.
Who can participate in the Apprenticeship Programme?
Any person who is 18 years of age at the time of being selected. You will also need a valid biometric passport and must have passed the final test of the E-learning bundle.
What is the selection process for the Apprenticeship Programme?
Students who obtain 90% and above will stand a chance to qualify. The number of times it took you to complete the course and how long it took you will also be considered.
Once you have been shortlisted, you will go through a series of interviews online, and in person before being selected.
What is covered by the Apprenticeship programme?
The apprenticeship includes all education material and associated training costs to achieve the standards and qualifications set. You will be provided with flights to the training location/s and assisted with any required visa/s and associated expenses. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be accommodated on board a training vessel or in designated single ensuite crew accommodation ashore and provided with industry-standard food, beverages, and toiletries. In addition, you will be provided with industry-standard personal medical insurance in addition to your monthly salary.
What is NOT covered by the Apprenticeship programme?
Throughout the Apprenticeship, you will be responsible for your own personal expenses and any additional training courses you may choose to undertake above and beyond the Apprenticeship. Any additional flights outside your contractual allowance and visa/s for locations where you are not required to travel to under the programme. Along with any additional medical cover, you may choose to subscribe to above and beyond the industry standard.
Will I get a salary during the Apprenticeship programme?
Yes, you will be paid a salary. Any salary increases over the duration of the programme will be considered based on your performance appraisals.
Will I get a job after the Apprenticeship Programme?
You have a greatly enhanced opportunity to find employment once you have completed the 3-Year Apprenticeship Program. For the duration of the 3-year apprenticeship, you will also be fully employed.

Sponsored Starter Education Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Sponsored Starter Education Programme?
The top 7% of students who did not qualify for the Apprenticeship and achieved 90% and above, will be considered for a fully funded 4-week Starter Education Programme with a training facility in their region. The number of times it took you to complete the course and how long it took you will also be considered.
Once you have been shortlisted, you will go through a series of interviews online and in person before being selected.
What is covered by the Sponsored Starter Education Programme?
The sponsorship includes a one-course package of your choice (Deck, Stewardess, Chef), your medical fitness certificate and accommodation. You will be responsible for your flights, any applicable visas, and daily expenses such as food.
Will I get a job after finishing the Sponsored Starter Education Programme?
You have an enhanced opportunity to find employment once you have completed the Sponsored Starter Education Programme as it makes you stand out from other candidates who have not completed the courses.

Completion Certificate Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Completion Certificate and how does it help me?
Achieving the Completion Certificate demonstrates to Crew Agents that you have given a lot of consideration and thought to joining the industry and which job role you are best suited to, and the PCCP team will promote you to participating and MLC compliant Crew Agents.
How do Crew Agents help me?
The Crew Agents will assist you with getting your career started, by guiding you to ensure you have all the correct documents/certificates and training to start a successful career, and by putting you forward for employment opportunities.
Can Crew Agents charge me a fee for finding me a job?
No, Crew Agents are regulated by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) which mandates that crew cannot be charged any fees by Crew Agents.