Careers advice

Thinking of a career in the marine industry? Find out more about the opportunities available to you below...

Whether you're after a career on the water or ashore, the maritime sector offers opportunities all over the world. From watersports instructors, superyacht captains and military personnel to boat builders, brokers and other services on land, there's something for everyone.


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Explore career opportunities
Instructing at RYA centres
Watersports management
Crewing on commercial yachts
Skippering commercial yachts
Delivery skippers and crew
Flotilla and charter holidays
Sail training vessels
Workboats and other commercial craft

We know our business, and with an RYA qualification it will be clear that you know yours too.

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Skilled boaters who can prove their dedication to the marine industry could be eligible for a share of the Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster® Scholarship fund.

Career case studies

Find out what it takes to make it and what to expect from a career afloat...

Margaret Norris shows it's never too late for a career on the water.

Sea Start marine engineer stood at helm of yellow boat

Jonathan Parker explains why his job is a perfect fit.

View from side deck of superyacht (motor) and wake on sunny calm day

RYA Yachtmaster Examiner, Mike Harris has worked on superyachts all over the world.