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.
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.
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.
Successful candidates will ideally have had some prior food and beverage service experience in high-end hotels or cruise ships.
- Positive / can-do attitude
- 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
- Well presented