UKSA sees 85 percent increase in women taking part in its Superyacht Cadetships.

UKSA has reported an 85 percent increase in the number of women undertaking its Superyacht Cadetships from 2022 to 2023, demonstrating a positive shift in response to the charity’s work to drive diversification and appeal to more women to take up a maritime career. 

UKSA, based on the River Medina at Cowes, provides life-enhancing water-based adventures, education, and world-leading maritime training, has seen an increase in the number of women from 10.8 percent to 20 percent from 2022-23.

Available to those aged 18-25, and still accepting applicants for its September 2023 intake, the structured four-year programme is designed to train the future officer of the superyacht industry and was created with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It equips graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge, alongside offering a realistic understanding of what it takes to succeed in a career in the superyacht industry.