Recommended Time In Role
Ideally, an Entry Level Deckhand (sometimes called a “green” deckhand) should stay in their role for one to two years/two seasons (six months of sea time) before considering advancing their career. This is the time needed to perfect the skills to be a strong Entry Level Deckhand and the minimum amount of experience needed for more senior roles.
The strongest candidates will also have RYA Powerboat Level 2 (Coast- al Endorsement) as well as an RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC).
There is no experience needed to begin a career as an Entry-Level Deckhand.
A willingness to learn and develop is all you need to begin a successful career. Interest in water sports is beneficial.
- Positive/can-do attitude
- Strong work ethic / hard-working
- Honest & trustworthy
- Personable – service with smile
- Self-regulated – including personal and social media presence
- Good communication skills
- Good listener
- Takes direction
- Resilient / ability to work well under pressure
- Collaborative & loyal
- Good time keeping
- Well presented