This year, we are based at the ACREW official crew lounge, where we will be conducting two informative workshops for crew to attend free of charge. 'An Introduction to Yachting Life' and 'Your Life as a Crew Member' Both are aimed at junior crew looking to start out the industry. We present a range of useful information to help crew secure their first jobs.
Past sessions have received good feedback from all the attendees, with comments including:
“Very helpful, well presented, good hosts”
“Great info which greenies need to know.”
“Now I can get into the industry with much more confidence.”
“Amazing friendly atmosphere. Great examples of CVs.”
“Applicable and informative. Very good and very helpful.”
Hopefully the crew who join us be well on their way to getting hired for their dream job!
Many attendees will be thinking about working towards their Officer of the Watch - Petra Thomas (Membership Manager) will give them advice on the process of applying through the MCA for an NoE leading to a CoC, the dos and don’ts of the Training Record Book, recording and verifying sea service and more. These are all subjects that the PYA gets asked about regularly, so it was really beneficial to be able to run a face to face workshop with Palma-based crew.
“Lots of valid information. Cleared some of my concerns. Thank you!”
“I learnt a lot, and found out important information which is relevant.”
“It was useful to verify deck courses and talk to someone about the qualifications I was unsure about within the industry."
In addition to the workshops that the PYA run for crew, we also encourage some of the other Continuing Professional Development content on offer in the crew lounge. Any PYA-endorsed content can be entered into the PYA Crew Work Book to show that the member has invested the time to learn new skills outside of mandatory training.
We always look forward to our next visit to Palma....!
Don’t forget that both Bluewater and Aigua Sea School are PYA agents, and can sight certificates and testimonials to send on to our Antibes headquarters to be added to members Service Record Book.
***PYA is hoping to appoint a permanent PYA Staff Representative in Palma this Autumn. Recruitment has started so if interested, please send your CV to our CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org*****