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Old 13 October 2010, 12:34   #11
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Good points.

I did the fast track powerboat instructor course at Cumbrae a few years ago (rec here on the forum). More from personal interest but loved it. Sadly I don't think it is being run there any more - I think my food bill would have been more than the fee I paid, it was a really good deal.

I am pretty sure as long as you have an in date 1 st aid cert then the quals don't expire.

I reckon doing it all in 1 hit was the way to go. I did look at working with the quals but the money was v low & I already have a nice hobby job (that's what my clients say not me btw), pretty much anything interesting workwise (not just powerboating) is going to attract people who would prob work for nothing.

Hope it helps & best wishes in whatever you decide

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Old 14 October 2010, 03:21   #12
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So once the Med season is over, where do all the Instructors go?... Back home to the UK to look for alternative work until the following season comes around again?

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Old 14 October 2010, 03:35   #13
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I sometimes did that, or i went ran chalets for the ski season, or went south, Indian ocean -Maldives and Seychelles, Florida, Southern Africa. Or Dominican Rep etc.
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Old 15 October 2010, 02:10   #14
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Originally Posted by Gazz View Post
Thanks starovich -Just the answer I was hoping for.. I have already been in touch with UKSA and was quite impressed with everything they offered!!

Is there any chance of progression in this kind of work, there in the UK or abroad? I guess it all depends on the company your working for.

Wavelength... Do you mean jobs like Deliveries, deckhand work etc?
They have an in-house job-seekers section, that trawls the marine market for opportunities.

Before you commit, suggest you get over to Cowes & physically check out the scene there, talk to instructors etc, also checking their lists of jobs available so that you can make a personal assessment regarding career/financial suitability.

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