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I am Brazilian, piscean and traveller. Working as a yacht stewardess gives me the oportunitty to be close to the ocean, which is where I always wanted to be. This blog is the result of a desire to share my life with people who are seeking for a new adventure and also to help those who cross my path. Welcome to my world!
How to become a yacht Stewardess
It’s far from being the hardest thing in the world
06/02/2017 - Updated on 30/03/2017 08h39


Becoming a yacht Stewardess is far from being the hardest thing in the world. However, before deciding that this is what you want for your life, understand that there are many benefits but twice as much hard work. If you don’t know the exact meaning of this profession yet, skim through the text in which I explain the activity and the responsibilities of a Stewardess.

After doing that, if you realize that this new world has everything to do with you, the first step is to find the closest place where the basic sea safety course, STCW (Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping), is offered.

 

In this internationally acknowledged course, you will learn many things, including what to do if the boat sinks, how to survive at sea and how to control a fire. 

Another very important tip is finding out where you can obtain the ENG1 near you. This is the medical certificate that states that you are healthy and apt in order to work on a boat.

After taking the basic sea survival course and obtaining your medical certificate, the next step is enrolling with crew agencies. There are so many agencies nowadays that I'll made a specific post just for them.

As you may have read in the post in which I explain the profession, being a Stewardess basically means being a “jack of all trades”, considering the activities related to boat interiors. What do I mean by that? Any and all experience or course related to hospitality shall be more than welcome. Do you know how to make flower arrangements, have you taken a course on wine, silver service, table decoration or event planning? Put all of that in your CV, because it is this skill set that will make you a strong candidate for your future job.

 

It is worth noting that, in most yacths, fluency in English is a pre-requisite. Therefore, if you aren’t a master of that language yet, start watching your favourite TV shows without captions right now. It’s time to practice!

In order to know how to set up your CV and where to find job placements for this area, look for my next post.
 
 




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