Discover the GUEST Interior courses that will be available this October

Whether you need a little boost to kick-start your superyacht career or you want to significantly develop your yacht interior skills, the best way to get the needed knowledge would be through the GUEST accredited interior courses. 

GUEST programs are highly recommended and recognised internationally by yachting institutions. If you are looking to work on a superyacht, having done GUEST accredited courses will give you excellent experience, look great on your CV and help you get ahead of the competition.

If you have some time this October to dedicate to advancing your career, we are bringing you a list of GUEST courses organised by Magnums Academy, internationally renowned for their superior luxury service training.


What is the GUEST Program?

The GUEST Program is the only Internationally Accredited Maritime Hospitality & Service Training available to Interior Superyacht Crew​. It is the required minimum level of 7-star standard of training for those working in the interior department of a superyacht, but can also reach across onshore positions.

Spearheaded by Joey Meen, the GUEST Program took 5 years to design & develop. The enormous effort & insights of the Program development came from the contributions of a passionate group of volunteering hospitality & service experts & professionals, who shared in the vision of creating the Superyacht Industry Standard for Interior Training.


Who will be your teachers?

The October courses will be taught by Josephine Ive and Kim Woodey.

Josephine Ive is a renowned industry professional in the world of luxury service. Josephine’s prestigious career includes her prominent position as the UK’s first female butler where her clients included Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and British High Court Judges.

Kim Woodey is an IAMI GUEST accredited Interior trainer with almost nine years experience working on board large motor yachts, both as a Chief Stewardess and a Purser. Kim is now a renowned interior trainer


What GUEST courses will be available in October?

In October Magnums Academy is organising the following courses:

IAMI GUEST Yacht Interior Introduction – 5 days – 11 October 2021

IAMI GUEST Yacht Advanced Interior Service  – 3 or 5 days 18 October 2021

IAMI GUEST Floristry and Plant Management – 1 day – 25 October 2021

IAMI GUEST Advanced Valet Services – 2 days – 26 October 2021


They have also added a brand new program:

THE 4 C’s of LUXURY -Champagne, Caviar, Cigars and Cognac (plus some chocolate….!) 1 day – Saturday 16 October or Thursday 28 October 2021

All the courses will be held at Hotel Les Strelitzias, 2 Rue Pierre Commanay, Juan Les Pins, South of France.

To apply for any of these courses, please email Josephine Ive  at [email protected] or visit their Facebook page @magnumsyachtstewardess where you can leave them a direct message.