Working on the water can be fun, exciting and extremely rewarding, with opportunities to travel and see the world. But you need the right training.
RYA qualifications are the cornerstone of the small commercial vessel sector and are recognised as a badge of quality and excellence all over the world.
Many organisations, including the Armed Forces, Police and RNLI draw upon the RYA’s training schemes to safely deliver their services and there are many commercial skippers and crew working all over the world with RYA qualifications.
So start your career as you mean to go on and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be a safe and confident crew member, skipper, instructor or captain.
Want to skipper a commercial vessel? Find out more about the categorisation of waters and required certification here.
Where will your qualification take you? Find out more about opportunities in the marine industry here.
There are more than 25,000 RYA Instructors working all over the world. Find out more about how to join our crew here.
Want to progress your career? 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.