Becoming a Superyacht stewardess is an exciting and rewarding career path that can take you all around the world. As a Superyacht stewardess, you’ll be responsible for providing exceptional hospitality services to guests on board, ensuring their comfort and satisfaction while they enjoy their luxurious vacation. So, let’s find out how to get your first yacht job:
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a Superyacht stewardess:
1. Get the necessary qualifications and skills
To become a Superyacht stewardess, it’s recommended that you’ll need to have some qualifications and skills. These include having excellent customer service skills, basic knowledge of food and beverages, basic knowledge of housekeeping, and basic first aid training. You can obtain these qualifications and skills by enrolling in courses offered by Superyacht training schools.
Note – Over the last couple of years, Superyacht owners have been more inclined to look for a stewardesses who has additional diverse skills, such as massage and beauty quals (especially on bigger boats).
Before applying for yacht jobs, green crew must obtain their STCW basic safety training and ENG1 medical certificate. Depending on the position you’re applying for, some yachts requirements may differ.
2. Create a winning CV
A well-written CV and cover letter can make you stand out from other applicants. Your CV should include your qualifications, skills, work experience, an image of yourself and any relevant achievements.
Your cover letter should be tailored to the job you’re applying for and highlight your passion for the job, your attention to detail, and your abilities. For more information on how to put together the perfect yachting cv, click here.
3. Apply for Superyacht stewardess jobs
Once you have your certificates and CV, it’s time to start applying for Superyacht stewardess jobs. You can find job vacancies on online yacht job boards, such at Yotspot, through superyacht recruitment agencies, or by dockwalking.
4. Prepare for interviews
If your application is successful, you’ll be invited for an interview. To prepare for the interview, research to make sure you know what the job entails. Dress professionally, be on time, and be ready to answer questions about your skills, work experience, and qualifications. Discover 7 questions you should ask in your yacht job interview, here.
5. Additional advice from Lucy Wright, ex-stewardess and current Head Of Content at Superyacht Content
- In the ear, green crew need to ensure that their social media looks presentable, as the first thing anyone does when they get a CV is go straight on their Facebook to get a better idea of what they’re like!
- Do your research on wine. A good starting point would be to read our blog on ‘Improving your wine knowledge’, here.
In conclusion, becoming a Superyacht stewardess requires a combination of qualifications, skills, work experience, and passion for the job. By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be on your way to a rewarding career in the Superyacht industry. Good luck!