The Superyacht Culinary Academy offers both Internship and Apprenticeship programmes. 

Our Internship and Apprenticeship skills development programmes provide you with the opportunity to work in an environment that not only prepares you for a career in the industry, but also exposes you to the challenges of a position as a professional Chef or Stewardess. Our programmes attract people from all over the world who wish to optimise their training or to seek new challenges related to their position.

Students entering the Academy may apply for the Internship Programme. Past Academy students may apply for the Apprenticeship Programme. 

Chef testing new recipes and techniques


Our internship and apprenticeship programmes provide you with the opportunity to work in an environment that not only prepares you for a career in the hospitality industry, but also exposes you to the challenges of a position on-board yachts as a chef or stewardess.

Hospitality internships are the ultimate training ground for students hoping to manage operations as stewardesses or chefs, not limited to any particular industry. Our programme teaches students all the details required to perform at their peak. Whatever your role, whether as an intern or apprentice, you’ll be upholding a tradition of outstanding customer service and facilitating a memorable experience.

Our programme attracts people from all over the world who wish to optimise their training or to seek new challenges related to their position. 

“One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done.
Actual learning requires that you do those things.”

                                                                                                                                                          – Frank Herbert



Our Internship programme allows you to gain important skills to assist in you advancing your career.  The Internship Programme is geared toward students who wish to advance their skills prior to or after their training courses. As an intern, you will gain insight into operations, customer service, culinary planning, restaurant management and other skills development related to your position. The internship programme is designed for students who need to gain confidence, increase skills in a particular area or to develop new skills. Students that excel in the internship programme may be invited to join the Apprenticeship Programme.


  • Hands-on practical experience in a working environment 
  • Step-by-step guidance through hospitality skills
  • improve your skills through the application of practical tasks.
  • Gain confidence and deeper understanding of your position 

Our Apprenticeship programme is a paid skills development programme, where students are invited to participate in day-to-day operational tasks in the restaurant or training centre. Students are invited based on their skills and performance during training, after which they are placed in various paid positions to optimise their skills development.  The programme is a skills development programme that not only provides students with invaluable hands-on experience, but it also opens up relationships with leading industry veterans, assisting you in securing potential future employment opportunities. 


  • Direct Involvement in the day-to-day operations of a working venue 
  • Learn new practical skills, methodologies and techniques
  • Oversee roles and responsibilites in line with your training
  • Work with a seasoned team to achieve exceptional results


Internships and apprenticeships both give you entry-level experience in a career, however they work in different ways. Both are programmes that allow you to earn while you learn. Apprenticeships pay you to learn a skill or trade in the work environment whereas internships give you the chance to learn before you earn, as the focus is on showing you what it would be like to work in a specific job or work environment before you choose a career.

Internships are short-term periods of temporary work experience, typically lasting for a few weeks or months.

The internship programme allows you to gain on-the-job experience working either as a Chef or a Stewardess in the hospitality industry. This can help you decide if you want to follow either career before you commit to it and will help you gain experience that boosts your long-term career prospects. You should learn skills from an internship but the focus is educational rather than a training role.

An apprenticeship is a formal programme that trains you to do a specific job. Unlike internships, apprenticeships ‘employ’ people who already know which career path they wish to follow. If you join a programme, you’ll need to sign a contract to learn specific skills during your apprenticeship. This usually includes a mix of on-the-job training and work experience, including practical and classroom-based learning. Programs last from two to six months. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have various skills qualifications needed to work in your chosen field

Internships are typically volunteer placements, usually unpaid. Employees need to ensure that internships have the appropriate educational focus. Apprenticeships are usually paid a salary based on their skills, although you’re likely to earn low wages to start with. This typically increases as you gain experience and skills during your apprenticeship training.

Working as an internship is an excellent way to gain on-the-job experience before pursuing your career. Most internships programmes offer hands-on experience in the industry and also allows you a foot in the door. Most internships are short-term and are essentially a form of employment. More importantly the company for which you intern may offer you a permanent staff position if they are impressed with you.

Internship programmes can be a useful way to get into an organisation and some employers offer jobs after successful internships. This experience may also help you find jobs in the future, adding relevant experience to your resume and helping you build a network of contacts.

If you’re an apprentice, you have a job until the end of your program, when you reach journey-level status. At this stage, you receive a certificate of completion. This certificate, together with your training, experience and any qualifications you may have earned during your apprenticeship, may improve your job prospects. In some cases the organisation with which you trained may offer you a job.

If you are not offered a full-time position with the company where you interned, the experience will enhance your appeal when applying for other jobs. Gaining work experience is a primary reason to pursue either an internship or apprenticeship. It is a well-established means of preparing you for a career while developing new skills.

Having work experience tells a prospective employer that you have worked in the field and gained skills that will be applicable to the position for which you are applying. This sets you apart from many of the other candidates applying for the job. When hiring managers are sifting through resumes, yours is more likely to stand out. Employers are also likely to provide good references which help on your CV.

Internships are usually short-term positions that can be used by companies as a recruitment tool. It is an opportunity for them to evaluate a student’s performance and skill level before making a decision about whether to offer a full-time position. Although it is not a permanent position, the company is still employing you and entrusting you with responsibilities.

Apprenticeships are longer term positions that allow students to gain not only work experience, but also specific skills and skills certification, if offered. As an apprentice, you’re more likely to be employed by the company following the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are paid positions while Internships are usually not. Non-paid internships offer valuable work experience that helps enhance a resume. Whether paid or not, the work is still a form of employment. Potential employers will acknowledge your work as such.