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Safe Passage to the Industry Programme

If you’re interested in the yachting industry but lack experience, our “Safe Passage to the Industry” programme is perfect for you. This programme is tailored to assist individuals who are exploring opportunities in the yachting industry.

The programme equips you with the necessary knowledge to kick-start your career, enabling you to become an employable and productive crew member. It aims to prevent you from spending money on job hunting without any success.

Entering the industry as a newcomer, or “greenie”, can be challenging due to the high competition, particularly for those without any experience. The process of securing your first job can be intimidating and costly, often with no immediate return on investment. Captains and department heads prefer to hire individuals with practical experience and time spent onboard a vessel.

While industry certifications are important, actual yachting experience is the key asset on your resume, especially for beginners. Be aware that some training schools may offer extensive certification courses to new crew members. However, these courses are designed for ongoing learning and only become valuable with experience

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Complete the Progressive Crew Career Programme E-Learning to obtain a Certificate of Completion. Gaining the foundational knowledge to enter the industry fully informed.

Choose from two Career Paths


Gain knowledge in vessel deck operations, maintenance, and protection from the elements. Develop skills in product knowledge, maintenance, exterior care, equipment inspections, and basic operations.

Yacht deckhand polishing and gaining experience onboard a luxury yacht


Acquire knowledge of vessel interior operations, maintenance, and guest service preparation. Develop skills in product knowledge, routine maintenance, equipment care, detailing, and interior orientation.

Smiling stewardess preparing fragrant coffee on a luxurious yacht
Crew member chamois mopping the starboard side of vessel after wash down

Understand the Offering

Choose and purchase the programme for your chosen career path as outlined below.

Fulfil the following mandatory requirements to join the industry:

  • Complete your STCW Basic Safety Training Certificate
  • Obtain your ENG1 Medical Certificate
  • Complete paperwork for a Schengen Visa
Stewardess preparing lines for mooring

28 Day Working Experience

Based in Sığacık, İzmir, Türkiye; this four-week programme exposes you to the experience and skills, alongside seasoned crew, that will advance you as an entry-level crew member and prepare you for working on board a luxury yacht, propelling you ahead of the pack and potentially into your dream yachting role.

This hands-on training focuses on day-to-day operations and maintenance on board luxury yachts, providing knowledge that aligns with industry standards and enhances your employability.

Crew member teaching an Apprentice about hoisting sails onboard a luxury yacht

Beyond Working Experience

The programme also extends beyond practical exposure to teach you how to behave on a vessel, fostering positive contributions as a crew member. Learn to create a maritime CV and conduct yourself effectively with crew agents and during job interviews.

Captain sailing a catamaran on the Aegean Sea

Make Your Way to the Industry

Connect with reputable Crew Agents in the department of your choice and showcase your real-life skills and enhance your chances of being deployed to a yacht.

Fill out an enquiry form and one of our product managers will be in contact to assist with any queries.



Click below to view the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 participate in the Safe Passage to the Industry Programme: all prerequisite 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.
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.
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.
If you have completed the E-Learning, 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 participate in the Safe Passage to the Industry 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.
If you do not complete the course within 12 months of enrolling, you can purchase it again and are welcome to do it as many times as you like, within the next 12 months.
Once you have purchased the course, it is non-refundable and is valid for 12 months.
You have unlimited access to each module. If you take a course test and fail, you can still continue with all the other modules. It is important to review the courses as often as necessary to ensure that you are confident in your ability to write the exam and pass it.
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.

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.

All devices that run Android 5 +
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.
Any person of any age.

Safe Passage to the Industry

Frequently Asked Questions

This program is designed for individuals who are looking to join the industry but have no prior experience. It is especially beneficial for those seeking entry-level positions in the yachting industry.
Participants must be 18 years of age at the time of being purchasing the programme. You will also need a valid biometric passport and must have passed the E-learning programme.
Following the completion of the programme you will be assisted in building a maritime CV and preparing for crew agent interactions and job interviews.
There are 9 intakes per year from March until November. Each intake will run from the start of each calendar month, for 28 days.
Each intake takes up to 6 participants
You will work Monday to Friday; Saturdays are dedicated to pre-designed cultural activities and Sundays are rest days, where you are free to do as you wish.