London City Job Cuts Means Increase in People Training for New Careers in the Sun

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Amidst the doom and gloom reporting in the British press regarding the recent "credit crunch" there is evidence that UK sailing school Global Yacht Training is seeing an increase in bookings which it attributes to redundancies in the city.

New figures from the Centre of Economics and Business Research predict that nearly 30,000 jobs will be slashed over the next few months and already major city banks and financial groups have slashed UK city jobs over the last few months. For Global Yacht Training, a UK company that specialises in training people to work in the yachting industry this news is anything but the misery that the press are currently reporting. The sailing company has actually seen a significant increase in people taking up sailing courses which lead to professional sailing qualifications in the last six months. Some of these bookings have come from people looking change direction in their careers and using their redundancy pay outs to invest in getting training to work in the expanding yachting industry. Global Yacht Training is expecting a significant increase in people taking up sailing courses in the next few months as more and more people take career breaks, or lose their current jobs.

For many of Global Yacht Training's customers redundancy has been the turning point which has lead them to time to think again about what they truly want from a career and rediscover old dreams. The often quoted phrase heard from these new customers is "it is a lifestyle choice, I want to get out of the rat race" . Being able to train for a new career whilst embarking on an exciting Atlantic crossing, exploring some of the most beautiful Caribbean sailing areas or sailing the Mediterranean is probably a big incentive in the decision to take the plunge and give up the large salary, impressive bonus and hefty mortgage for a life sailing in the sun.

Global Yacht Training offers sailing and training in worldwide locations such as UK, Mediterranean, Australia and the Caribbean. The sailing courses train people from beginner right up to Yachtmaster level, which is a formal qualification which allows people to skipper a yacht commercially.

Jobs in the marine industry vary and so does the pay, but for most people who have worked in another industry before taking up sailing the rewards go far beyond the financial. Following a Global Yacht Training Yachtmaster course there are many exciting options open to the graduate. These include working as a flotilla skipper or mate, delivery skipper and yacht crew positions world-wide. With more experience, the skipper could be in charge of a Mediterranean charter or teaching centre, be responsible for a fleet of charter yachts or land a great job working for a private race yacht owner.

There are then many options to further a sailing career. Teaching or becoming the Principal of a sailing school requires instructor endorsement - first as a cruising instructor and then Yachtmaster instructor. Ocean Yachtmaster is the next step for those wanting to work as a trans-ocean delivery skipper or on private ocean-going superyachts.

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Global Yacht Training

Global Yacht Training offers sailing and training in worldwide locations. RYA qualifications up to Yachtmaster level, sailing adventures and offshore trips. Learn to sail in Australia, UK and the Mediterranean. Global Yacht Training is a RYA recognised sea school that specialises in intensive yachtmaster courses designed to deliver training from beginner right up to Yachtmaster level. email - info @ phone +441983299736


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