Posted on: 12 February 2016
Nautilus International, the Union for maritime professionals, has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with a leading superyacht training centre and youth charity, UKSA.
Students undertaking the Professional Yacht Cadetship, RYA Yachtmaster and interior courses will now have their first year’s membership of Nautilus included as part of their package of benefits of studying at UKSA.
With both organisations focussing on the safety and welfare of seafarers, it was natural for them to pair up and ensure that UKSA students are able to benefit from the expert advice, guidance and legal support that Nautilus membership affords.
Danny McGowan, Nautilus senior assistant organiser, said: ‘Nautilus International is proud to partner with UKSA. Since both of our organisations put the safety and welfare of seafarers at the top of our agenda, we share a lot of common ground. It’s great that we will be able to provide our unique package of services to the UKSA’s students – including the Union’s industry-leading service record book.’
Emma Baggett, UKSA industry and cadetship manager added: ‘UKSA are delighted to become a strategic partner of Nautilus International, we do so in support of our ongoing commitment to our students to train, educate and prepare them for industry, with an understanding of safety, their legal rights and correct professional procedure.’
Nautilus officials and staff will pay regular visits to the UKSA’s Isle of Wight centre, providing workshops and drop-in sessions for those students interested in the Union’s services and expertise. Students undertaking other courses at the UKSA will also be able to join Nautilus at special rates, ensuring that as many seafarers as possible will continue to benefit from the Union’s truly valuable service.