Building on the success of the 2016 Superyacht Scholarship, The Crew Coach is delighted to announce that the 2017 edition is now open, giving four more young crew members the opportunity of a lifetime to develop their career in the exciting world of luxury yachting.
Not everyone can afford the high costs of training and job hunting and we want to make it possible for those who otherwise might not be able to access this wonderful opportunity.
Every year hundreds of hopeful young people come to Antibes in France, looking for their big break as crew onboard a superyacht, but not everyone makes it. The superyacht scholarship not only gives people many of the entry level training courses and certificates they need, but also gives them access to connections and guiding hands to give them the best possible chance of succeeding in their career.
Applications are open to:
All people aged 18-30
All nationalities (fluent English is a prerequisite)
ENG1 certificate is a prerequisite
Four scholarships to be won: Galley, Interior, Exterior, Engineering
Applicants must complete an online application. The top five candidates in each category will be selected by The Crew Coach and the final winners will be chosen by a committee selected from sponsors. The finalists and winners will be announced by The Crew Coach on a live webinar, along with allocation of the Grand Prizes.
Applications are open from 1 - 16 January 2017
Winners will be announced on 6 February 2017
Applicants will be encouraged to join Ultimate Crew, our free program giving them access to a private forum and other useful tools such as our online CV Toolkit.
Promotion of the Superyacht Scholarship
The superyacht scholarship will be promoted on social media, in the yachting and mainstream press and direct to universities and colleges. Sponsors will be featured with links and logos on the scholarship website and in all publicity surrounding the event and will receive the full list of all applicants after applications close.
The four winners will also have the chance to win the following Grand Prizes.
These prizes will be allocated by drawing the four winners’ names out of a hat on the live call.
2016 Winners - Where are they now?
Here they tell us in their own words: