Super Yacht CV Advice
We will work with you to get the right CV to present to our clients. A strong CV makes a strong first impression.
- Consider the audience – an owner who could be the leader of a multi-billion corporation may be reviewing your CV so appreciate the standards he is used to for the corporate world. Why would he accept less for crew whom he will trust his life with at sea?
- Include a presentable, personable photo and it is important to give details of your experience and sell yourself.
- It is important to provide details of hands on experience rather than focus on managerial skills as we operate with much smaller teams than you are used to. Most first placements will be as a 2nd engineer so the chief is looking for your hands-on experience to know he can delegate tasks to you. If you focus on leading a team – it is not going to be of interest to him at this level – he is looking for a hands-on, can do attitude to share the workload.
- Everything is relevant to what you can bring to the team whether it be electrical experience, aircon, refrigeration, working on smaller craft, crane operations, helicopter landing experience, security etc. as yacht engineers have a very diverse skill set so be sure to include anything you feel is relevant.
- On the personal side with hobbies, interests; whether you are into restoring cars or bikes to diving, water sports, fitness regimes etc. you should state this as most crew and some owners are very dynamic and like to keep themselves fit and healthy and take part in activities together. It’s all about working with like-minded people.
Strong written references are also vital in this industry. Most clients will insist on 2 written references to support your application so you will need to ask your manager/head of department to provide written references when you are ready to leave the service.
Samples of Super Yacht CVs from ex-Royal Navy engineers as follows:
Driver: Full UK License inc. Motorbike
A 2007 60m 903 grt
March 2001 – March 2015
ROYAL NAVY – Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Marine Engineering Artificer.
Serving on the following ships and gaining unprecedented Marine Engineering experience.
Propulsion Manager HMS Edinburgh Type 42 Destroyer
Propulsion Maintenance Supervisor & Maintainer
Electrical Systems Supervisor & Maintainer
Senior Chief Engineer, M/Y Idol UK Mobile:
Date of Birth:
An apprenticed Electromechanical Technician with a wide variety of skills and experience. A devoted and extremely motivated problem solver, with strong communication and planning skills developed during more than 2 years in the super yacht industry and 10 years in the Royal Navy. Currently holds the MCA Y2 in addition to a class 4 commercial certificate of competency. Highly experienced in all aspects of Marine Engineering. Proven experience working as both a Yacht Engineer and Royal Navy section head.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
MCA Y2 Yacht Marine Engineering
Oct 2009 – Present: 2nd Engineer MY xxx, 70m Lurssen. Privately owned super yacht.
Feb 2000 – Oct 2009: Chief Petty Officer Marine Engineering Artificer, Royal Navy
2008 – 2009: Divisional officer for Marine Engineering part 2 trainees at HMS Sultan one of Europe’s premier engineering colleges.
2006 – 2008: Propulsion and Controls Section Head Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland. Responsible to the executive management for correct, effective maintenance and safe operation and of all propulsion systems.
2005 – 2006: Domestics and Hotel services Section Head Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland. Responsible to the executive management for correct maintenance and safety of all domestic services on board.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Motorcycling: Social riding, Track day enthusiast, Touring through Europe