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SUPERYACHT QUALIFICATIONS FOR A STEWARDESS

Want to find out more about the superyacht qualifications needed and tips on how to stand out from the crowd when looking for a new position in the yachting industry?

JMS Careers will be concentrating on supporting our own regarding the different crew positions on board a yacht.

The roles which will be featured are:

  • Captain
  • Deckhand
  • Stew and Chief Stew
  • Chef
  • Bosun
  • Engineer
  • Purser
  • Chief mate
  • Yacht Spa Therapist
  • Exterior Manager

#2. B STEWARDESS/ CHIEF STEW

RECOMMENDED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Previous experience in hospitality
  • Added knowledge:
  • Cocktail making/ Barista
  • High standard housekeeping
  • Table settings/ Silver service (fine dining restaurants)
  • Team management/ leadership skills
  • Ski seasons experience
  • VIP villa work
  • Commercial background
  • Cruise line background

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES

  • STCW
  • ENG1
  • Valid Passport
  • Food and Hygiene Level 1 & 2 (highly recommended)
  • Power Boat Licence Level 1 & 2 (only for a stew/deck role)

JUNIOR STEWARD/STEWARDESS – Recommended (not mandatory)

  • The Introduction G.U.E.S.T 1 Interior Training Program. Highly recommend Mathieu Barbe who teaches an excellent Interior Training Course: Service Excellence Training (servicetraining.world)
  • Yacht Interior Introduction Module
  • WSET Level 1 & 2

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a presentable individual
  • Strong work ethic with a passion for hospitality
  • Being able to work within a team
  • Multilingual
  • Good team player

CHIEF STEWARD/STEWARDESS

After 12 months of yacht service and an additional 60-day guest service:

  • Advanced Guest II
  • Interior Administration & HR Module
  • Advanced Food & Beverage Service Module
  • Cigar Service
  • Advanced Laundry Services Module
  • Floristry & Plant Maintenance Module
  • Barista & Hot Beverages Module
  • Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1 *
  • Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 2 **
  • Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1
  • Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 2
  • RYA Powerboat Level II or IYT Tender Drivers
  • STCW A-VI/ 4-1 Medical First Aid
  • WSET level 3