Professional Yachtsman Bursary Scheme
The Corporation of Trinity House offers a bursary scheme for the marine leisure industry - the Professional Yachtsman Bursary Scheme (PYBS) - which has been established in response to the growing need for qualified crew, particularly in the superyacht industry.
Set up in consultation with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the scheme enables students to train at one of two RYA approved centres - UKSA and the University of Plymouth - over a period of three years. Selected students will have 90% of their tuition fees covered by the bursary, along with a monthly allowance.
UKSA's three-year Yachting Cadetship includes shore training, sail training and paid industry placements on superyachts. It culminates in the award of a RYA Ocean Yachtmaster (commercially endorsed) and MCA Superyacht OOW certificates, and a Foundation Degree in Operational Yacht Science, run by Falmouth Maritime College.
The University of Plymouth runs a three-year BSc (Honours) course in Marine Studies (Ocean Yachting). Students are also encouraged to undertake a year's industry placement in superyachts which will provide them with the requisite sea time to achieve the MCA Superyacht OOW Certificates.
The introduction of the PYBS is an important advance in equipping the leisure sailing industry for the future. By joining forces with UKSA and University of Plymouth, Trinity House is able to encourage ambitious candidates of all academic abilities to apply.
The PYBS will provide a really valuable resource for the superyacht captains of the future.
The PYBS is managed on behalf of Trinity House by Chiltern Maritime Limited. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org