Chief Steward/ess Course

If you are looking to progress into the position of 2nd Steward/ess on a large yacht, or Chief Steward/ess on a smaller yacht, this is a perfect course to consider!

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SYSA Chief Steward/ess Course

2 Days – R 5 000.00

**For maximum benefit, a minimum of two years’ experience as a Steward/ess on board yacht is required to complete this course:

Course Syllabus Includes:

  • The Role of Chief Steward/ess on Board
  • Interviewing for a Chief Steward/ess Position
  • Website as part of an Interview Tool
  • Crew Agents
  • Chief Steward/ess Contract
  • Hiring and Interviewing Steward/esses
  • Writing of a Steward/ess Training File
  • How to keep Steward/esses motivated and organized
  • Effective Communication
  • Worldwide Provisioning
  • Medical Inventories, Guest Information, Crew Information
  • Guest Preference Sheets/Cheat Sheets
  • Flowers and Flower Orders
  • Advanced Cleaning
  • Guest Welcome Folders
  • Writing Crew Profiles
  • Guest Activities in Caribbean
  • Guest Activities in Mediterranean
  • Formal and Informal Table Settings with tasteful Embellishments
  • Entertainment Planning and Silver Service
  • Buffets, Parties, Picnics, Theme Ideas
  • Communication with Chef
  • Menus
  • Wine Provisioning and Storage
  • Matching Food and Wine
  • Champagne Service
  • Stocking the Bar
  • Popular Alcoholic Beverages
  • Glassware on Board
  • Steward/ess Scheduling with Guests on Board
  • Packing and Unpacking for Guests
  • Amenities offered to Guests
  • Organizational Methods for extensive libraries or books, music and films
  • Convenience and safety in storing provisions
  • Budgets
  • Inventories
  • Shopping list templates
  • Crew Uniforms
  • Purchasing and Care of Fine Serviceware and Linens
  • Maintenance Schedules on board
  • Setting up a yacht for a Boat Show or Prospective Buyers
  • Dealing with Dayworkers
  • Dealing with Chandlers and Suppliers
  • Further Chief Steward/ess Qualifications
  • Collection of Helpful Books
  • What to leave behind when you leave a yacht
  • Shipyard Projects/New Builds
  • Dealing with Customs/Visa issues on board
  • ISPS/ISM
  • Crossings – Preparation and Stowing

 

For any details: Contact  isobel@sysa.co.za 

 

 

 

 

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What a lovely group of SYSA Steward/ess graduates who attended their training this week (13 - 17 Jan 2020)!

CONGRATULATIONS to René van der Westhuizen and Kathleen Alting for achieving DISTINCTION (80%+) for their written exams!

Lauren Sale, Tayla Britt, Kathleen Alting, Mia Bailey, Kathleen Momberg, René van der Westhuizen, Christella Sieg, Elsa-Marie Tromp
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As we wrap up 2019 and get ready for our 2020 intake - we are so proud of all our former students, and also want to mention our top achievers! Well done to you all for achieving 80%+ in your written Steward/ess exams. Good luck to all of you with the job hunts and to those already in jobs - hope you are doing FANTASTIC!! ... See MoreSee Less

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STEWARDESS POSITION - CAPE TOWN

This is a permanent position with a salary (please contact the contact below for more information about salary, job info, etc.)

Busy super yacht operating out of the V+A Waterfront

Position starts asap!

This is not a live-aboard position, must have own accommodation

- Ideally looking for someone who can commit for 12 months
- Must help out on deck and of course Stewardess duties - cleaning and guest service
- Female candidates only (owners' request)
- Must have basic admin skills and know how to use Excel, Word and Outlook
- Ideally already have a season or two on yachts, but greenies with solid training and land backgrounds will be considered
- MUST be super organized and be able to keep a yacht organized (inventories, provisioning, guest itineraries)

Qualifications: MUST HAVE
- STCW
- FHS
- Valid ENG1
- Stewardess course

Please do not apply if you do not meet all the above requirements

Contact: Andre +27 768 028 756 for more information and to arrange for your CV to be sent to the yacht
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