Skilled boaters who can prove their dedication to the marine industry, could be eligible for a training grant.
The next round of scholarship applications will close on Wednesday 31 January 2024.
Trinity House and the RYA teamed up in 2018 to launch the Trinity House RYA Yachtmaster® Scholarship. An exciting new initiative for those working or aspiring to work in the small commercial vessel sector.
Maritime charity Trinity House has committed to providing an annual grant fund, to be distributed by the Trinity House/RYA selection panel to potential skippers. The aim of this funding is to help applicants get the qualifications needed to pursue, or further their sailing careers.
The small commercial vessel sector offers a huge and diverse employment opportunity for mariners in the UK and overseas. From eco-tourism and windfarm workboats to racing charters on the Solent and superyachts around the globe – there’s a sailing career for every taste.
Since its introduction, the scholarship has been awarded to more than 30 deserving individuals, helping to further their careers.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with interviews held approximately every six months at Trinity House in London.
Candidates need to demonstrate a high level of commitment and achievement in the industry already. Those keen to enter the industry will need to show a history of excellence in studies or in leisure boating activity. Applicants should also demonstrate a clear intention to work in the small commercial vessel sector.
Download the application form.
For more than 500 years Trinity House, has been looking after the welfare of seafarers through its charitable aims. It is renowned for promoting and funding education for seafarers in the Merchant Navy. In more recent times it has also provided bursary funding for ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) personnel and cadetships for candidates entering the superyacht sector.