As this is my first post I guess a introduction wouldn't go amiss!
After a while of just sort of browsing these forums for a bit of background reading, I finally have a reason to join, just being accepted to study Naval Architecture at Newcastle
(providing I get the grades of course!). Eventually hoping to pursue a career in the luxury yacht industry.
I am currently playing with the idea of a gap year, ideally to make a bit of money for uni but also to try and get a bit of experience of the industry and try to gain a but of background knowledge also. Considering which part of the forums this is in I think you might know where I am going with this!
I'm 18, nearly finished school, once that is done ZERO commitments hold me for at least a year (if I decide on a gap year) so I will be able and willing to travel anywhere! And from what I have been reading in other posts I have no tattoos and also don't smoke, also a strong swimmer. I'll also mention I would not be afraid to do a bit of stewarding
What I would be looking to gain most is a better understanding of yachts and their systems so a job on a boat with a engineer on board would be fantastic, but I am aware that beggars can't be choosers so I would jump at the opportunity of pretty much anything, anywhere!
I am also aware that I would need a STCW '95 which I am willing to do.
I have read a few posts where captains want long term commitment, as I would be planing on doing this for only a year, I would not be able to offer this, would this be a significant problem in finding work?
Given from what I have said do you think that I would even be employable? as I would like to know this before forking out to get a STCW '95
By the way I am not currently looking for employment, only advice!