How to become a cruise ship steward
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- applying directly
College courses which would teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering
- Level 2 Diploma in Customer Service
You'll usually need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
You could apply to work as a cruise ship steward directly or through specialist agencies.
There are no formal requirements, but experience of working in a hotel, restaurant or bar can be useful. GCSEs in English and maths will be helpful.
Customer service is an important part of the role, so most cruise liners will expect you to have worked in a customer service job before.
As you'll be travelling around the world, it may be helpful if you can speak a second language.
You can get more advice about careers in hospitality and tourism through the Hospitality Guild.