About Purser Trainer

Who is Purser Trainer For?

At Purser Trainer, we work with people who wish to advance their careers aboard a superyacht or larger vessel to—you guessed it—the purser position.

An autonomous position, the purser reports directly to the captain and ensures the smooth operation of the administrative aspects in running a yacht. 

The typical progression to the role is from a chief steward/ess; however, other senior roles may be considered. Consideration is also given to those who wish to switch from a land-based role in villa management, crew recruitment, luxury hospitality management and crew training. If you believe you meet the criteria, you are welcome to apply.

Upon completion of the entire course, students will receive an International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) GUEST Certificate of Completion from Purser Trainer.

One of only three IAMI GUEST-approved purser program training providers, Purser Trainer teaches you everything you need to know to successfully become a purser aboard a superyacht or larger vessel.

Purser Training At Your Fingertips

Knowing you’re busy with guests, charter turnarounds and maintenance periods, we’ve created an easy-to-use online platform that brings the training to you. Through our innovative e-learning system, the Purser Trainer courses can be completed at your own pace, from anywhere in the world. 

Course topics include the role of the purser, crew administration and logistics, port clearances, financial administration and budgeting, maritime legislation and legalities, guest logistics and much more! 

We were honoured to receive a ACREW Superyacht Business Award for Crew Training in 2021 for our interactive program.

Flexible course structure

One year to complete the program

Ongoing support + one-on-one calls

Coaching, mentoring + CV review available

About our founder

Originally trained in hair and beauty, Purser Trainer founder Angela Wallace moved to Florida to open a salon. Upon returning to the UK, she continued working in the hair and beauty industry until travel called her name.

She spent the next several years exploring the world as a divemaster in New York; activities coordinator in Roatan, Honduras; and backpacker through Central America. Upon her arrival in Panama, she embarked on a journey across the Pacific Ocean on an 11-metre sailboat—and a new love was born.

After spending six months in New Zealand, she took on a position on a 20-metre sailing yacht to Fiji, where she was introduced to motor yachts.

Back then, it was easy to knock on the hull and ask for a job. I was given the chance to stand in as a temporary stewardess, where I finished the rest of their charter season. That’s when I realized I could have a job that not only paid well, but also came second nature to me—plus, I loved it!

Angela Wallace, Purser Trainer founder

A series of career advancements culminated in her role as purser on a prestigious 85-metre motor yacht. With 10 years at sea—four as purser—Angela moved back to land and became a GUEST-accredited trainer, leading her to put her extensive knowledge to use and help future generations of pursers pursue their dream careers.

Enter: Purser Trainer.

  • GUEST-accredited trainer
  • Winner of the ACREW Superyacht Business Awards 2021 – Crew Training
  • Professional Yachting Association (PYA) director of interior training
  • Director and member of the PYA Welfare Group
  • Yacht Purser Course
  • Certificate in Superyacht Operations
  • HELM Operational Yacht Training Course
  • SSS Consultancy Management Training
  • RYA Powerboat levels I & II
  • Food Hygiene levels II & III
  • Mental Health First Aider