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The Seabourn College is a comprehensive three week training programme for new hired crew in the Restaurant, Pursers, Housekeeping and Culinary departments.

The Seabourn College will provide the trainees with the knowledge and skills that they will need to carry out their duties on one of our ships as part of a team of dedicated professionals, under the leadership of the on board Learning & Development Manager and on board team.

The training is centred on both practical and theoretical elements. The first week will cover compulsory safety, environmental and health training as well as being introduced to the Seabourn culture onboard.

On the second week, trainees will be introduced to the Seabourn standards in their relevant department with a series of theoretical and practical training. Each trainee will be shadowing an experience crew member of their respective teams through all aspect of the profession in all outlets.

In week three, the trainees will gradually take part in all activities as a team member and will gain more involvement. The performance of the trainees will be assessed on a weekly basis by their Head of Department and the Learning & Development.

By the end of the college programme, the trainees will graduate and will commence their journey within the Seabourn Family.

Training & Development

Seabourn Academy

Seabourn prides itself on career progression. The on board Seabourn Academy programme, which includes the Seabourn College, provides training and development opportunities for all members of the ships’ company. A combination of instructor-led and online courses will be available. These include:

Leading Excellence – Officers and Managers

A two and a half day programme focusing on how to create the conditions for team success is required for shipboard managers. This programme is instructor led and is arranged during leave periods.

Supervisory Excellence – Supervisors

The Supervisory Excellence programme is designed specifically for shipboard supervisors. You will learn the skills necessary to lead your teams with greater accountability. These are highly interactive instructor led courses which last between 1 and 2 hours.

Professional Development – Crew

The Professional Development programme provides non-supervisory participants with the tools they need for career growth. These are highly interactive instructor led courses which last between 1 and 2 hours.

Seabourn Academy Online

A fantastic way to learn online while you are on board or ashore, using a computer you have access to a variety of courses which focus on safety, company policies and professional development.