This is a fantastic opportunity to spend two years working as part of a highly-skilled, enthusiastic and friendly team, helping young people from all backgrounds to develop the skills to succeed in life on board Ocean Youth Trust South’s beautiful sail training vessel Prolific, while gaining the skills, qualifications and experience which could open the door to a fantastic career in Sail Training.

The Staff Cadet role is a two-year training position which recognises that most paid work in Sail Training is for experienced and qualified skippers and mates, and it can be hard for less experienced people to get a start in the industry if they cannot afford the time and cost needed to gain their qualifications except in a paid role.

OYT South’s Staff Cadet will be aged 18+ and will be starting at RYA Competent Crew, Watchleader or Day Skipper level. Over two years you will work on board Prolific during the sailing season and at the vessel refit in winter. You should be able to sail as bosun from the start of the 2022 season and to qualify as a third mate as soon as possible. Over the two years you should gain experience plus practical and theory qualifications to enable you to move on to work as a mate with another organisation and perhaps eventually to become a skipper.

You will need to be enthusiastic, hard-working, a great team player and a good role model for the young people who sail with us.

Full details and job description available on OYT South Website.

Start date negotiable but certainly before March 2022.

Apply using the application form on OYT South Website, and send by email to [email protected].

Closing date: Friday 7th January 2022.