Recommended Time In Role

Ideally, a Junior Service Crew Member should stay in their role for a minimum of two seasons before considering advancing their career. A season includes time spent preparing for and with guests onboard. This is the length of time needed to perfect the skills to be a strong Junior Service Crew Member and the minimum amount of experience needed before progressing.

Mandatory Qualifications

To be eligible for Junior Service Crew, all candidates must have STCW Basic Safety Training A-VI/I and Food Safety in
Catering Level 2 if serving or handling food.

Recommended Qualifications

The strongest candidates will also have completed GUEST Yacht Hospitality Introduction Program (leading to Yacht Junior Stew. CoC). Relevant Courses include Introduction to Yachting & Yachting Life, Basic Food & Beverage Service, and Basic Wine & Mixology Service.

Recommended Experience

Successful candidates will ideally have had some prior food and beverage service experience in high-end hotels or cruise ships.

Character Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Positive / can-do attitude
  • Self-aware
  • Strong work ethic
  • 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
  • Discreet
  • Well presented