QUAY CREW SCHOLARSHIP SEATS
At Quay Crew, we care more about your superyacht career and job satisfaction in its entirety over simply placing you on the yacht that works right here, right now.
That’s why we’ve partnered with LEGASEA to be able to put forward a selection of suitable candidates for complementary memberships to their exclusive and potentially life-changing mentorship program.
If you’ve been given access to this page, then that’s because you have shown a strong interest in personal and professional development in your communication with us and we believe you have the right mix of ambition, determination and motivation to succeed.
We hope you’ll take full advantage of the program, the learnings you’ll take away and the connections it will help you to forge long into the future.
Apply for a Scholarship Seat if you would like to:
Develop better leadership qualities
Build on your communication and team work skills
Have a long-term career in yachting
Have support in achieving your goals
Finding your future path in yachting
Connect with industry leaders
Increased Opportunities & Support
Cultivate a Global Network
Connect with Industry Leaders
Gain Insights & New Perspectives
Set Clear Goals & Take Action
Develop Leadership & Communication Skills
LEGASEA Mentorship is the first industry-wide mentoring programme for career-focused yachting professionals.
Connect with Mentors, both ashore and at sea, to strengthen your skill set, provide new perspectives and support your personal and professional growth.
It can be challenging to connect with mentors beyond your boat, workplace or current network. Bringing in a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and expertise can help you build your own personal advisory board to ensure your career is fulfilling, aligned and everything you want it to be.
WHO'S IT FOR?
Designed for career focussed professionals to connect with industry leaders ashore and at sea. It will help you, increase your network, build connections and gain a broader understanding of the yachting industry.
Crew - All crew from all departments are encouraged to join our programme, whether you're at the start of your journey, looking to step up onboard or take a step ashore having a mentor can help you develop your skills, identify challenges and opportunities, maximise your potential and support your journey.
Shoreside - All shoreside professionals are encouraged to join our programme, whether you're looking to continue in your current field or wish to expand into another, connecting with a mentor can support your growth, help you identify challenges and opportunities and improve performance.
"Having the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best in this industry has been an amazing experience thus far. I have formed some really great bonds with my mentors who have helped/guided me to land my first position as a deckhand and continue to give me the advice and tools necessary to accelerate my yachting career. My mentors have been extremely encouraging and empowering which has kept me motivated and continues to push me in the right direction. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and feel very privileged to be a part of the LEGASEA Community!"
— Mieke, Deckhand
HOW LEGASEA MENTORSHIP WORKS
1. Apply for a Quay Crew Scholarship Seat.
2. If accepted into the Mentorship programme, you will become a LEGASEA Member.
3. All members will be given access to the online space to create their profiles and explore the platform. Members can dive into the online communities, training courses, events and exclusive offers either on the mobile app or desktop.
4. Get to know the programme, platform and network with members to get a head start on whom you would like to match with! Matching in the platform will be turned on and you can begin connecting with potential mentors. Smart algorithms will give you a list of suggested mentors that match your profile, you can also search for all mentors and request them individually.
5. Once you connect with your chosen mentor, you can begin your journey! Schedule meetings set SMART goals and achieve milestones with mentor guidance. You will be guided throughout the process by the programme, prompts, resources, guides and suggestions to ensure you get the most out of your mentoring experience.
As part of your LEGASEA Membership, you will have access to events, workshops, community groups and peer networking. Designed to enhance and maximise your experience and opportunities.
Develop skills, build 1:1 relationships
Knowledge sharing network
Learning & Training Workshops, courses, Mentor training
Network & connect with similar interests
Exclusive Offers Exclusive offers from aligned partners
How does the mentorship programme work?
Once you have created your profile, you will be presented with potential matches. Once matches have been accepted by both interested parties, the platform uses milestones, prompts, in-app tasks and scheduling to ensure you can focus on your mentor, mentee relationship and not get bogged down with admin.
How much time do I need to commit?
It is widely recognised that a good mentor, mentee relationship will include meeting anywhere from once a week to once a month depending on the relationship and the goals. It is of course going to be a personal choice for both parties and is expected to vary based on each individuals available time. It would be expected to be able to connect through messaging on the app or platform or in-between meetings should the need or want arise. We do also bring the awareness that we are all in this unique industry and sometimes we may not have the available space to connect.
I would love a mentor, but how will I know what to do once I get connected with one?
Great question and you're not alone! One of the great features of the platform is the support, prompts, templates and training available for mentors & mentees. Throughout the programme, you will be guided with global mentoring best practices so you can focus more on connecting and less on admin and 'doing it right'. Even better is the in-app scheduling, goal tracking, document sharing and more, so you can keep all your mentoring appointments and content in one space!
What kind of mentors will I be connecting with?
Mentors are from all sectors, levels of experience and backgrounds. All mentors are vetted so you can rest assure that you will be connecting with passionate, career focused individuals that are deeply invested in your journey and to see our industry at its best. Mentors come from both the shore and sea and you can connect with more than one. This means whether you want to climb the ranks, learn about a new area or topic or explore careers in totally new areas, you can find your match!
I'm looking for work, can I find a job here?
A mentor/mentee connection is not designed solely for the purpose of getting an employment offer from your mentor. Please do not connect with people to ask for work - this goes against LEGASEA community guidelines. It is common, however, for employment opportunities, now or in the future, to be enhanced due to your network expanding, as well as your skill set.
What happens if I want to end one of my matches?
You can end one of your matches at any time! You may feel like it's not the right fit for you or your mentor relationship may have run its course. This is totally normal and we encourage all parties to be aware this may happen - not every connection is going to be for the whole duration of the programme. You are free to end the match and engage with other mentors at any time during the programme.
What if I'm at sea? Will I be able to connect with people?
Absolutely! This year we have introduced the IOS and Android app to ensure EVERYONE has equal opportunity to connect, no matter where in the world you are!