Richmond Fast Track Programme

Learn new skills, deepen your faith, gain qualifications, travel to stunning locations and meet lifelong friends.

If you would like to join our team of professional, hardworking and caring resort teams but don’t yet have the experience or qualifications required for the jobs, the Richmond Fast Track Programme could be for you!

What is the Richmond Fast Track (FT) Programme?

The Richmond Holidays FT Programme gives you the opportunity to be a part of our vision to provide outstanding, Christ-centred holidays, bringing believers together in incredible locations around the world. This programme allows you to gain experience and watersports qualifications, learn new skills and live as part of a supportive Christian community that encourages, challenges and inspires.

The programme also gives you the opportunity to develop your Christian faith with regular input from our Ministry team as well as giving you the skills you require if you wish to continue a career with Richmond or use them in other areas.

Dates and Duration

8 Week approximately 20 May – 15 July

The Content

The Fast Track is designed to take those interested in becoming a watersports instructor through the various RYA sailing levels and powerboating qualifications and all the way to Assistant Dinghy Instructor. It gives you a hands-on experience, working alongside a qualified team running an operational RYA training centre. The course gives you a great opportunity to develop your personal sailing and windsurfing skills, as well as gaining qualifications in a real-world environment.

You will have experience shadowing and even leading RYA courses so will have the best preparation for the Dinghy Instructor Course. We are delighted that so many of those who complete the Richmond Fast Track pass their Instructor course with flying colours and then put the skills to use by joining the Richmond team as employed staff members.

What Next?

You are now ready to take your Dinghy Instructor qualification! Once you have this, you can start your career as a qualified and experienced RYA Dinghy Instructor! We are so pleased that many past “Fast Trackers” return to Richmond year after year to put their skills into practice, helping guests make the most of the joys of watersports on their holidays!



Summer holidays spent sailing in Samos, Greece
Sailing catamarans in Mykali Bay, Samos, Greece thanks to Richmond Holidays RYA Waterfront

Why a Fast Track Programme?

As an employer, Richmond actively seek to retain staff and encourage development and progression and our Fast Track Programme is an example of this commitment to investing in and training our own staff.
The Fast Track Programme provides an entry point for individuals who do not yet have the training or experiences necessary for employment.

Qualifications Available
  • RYA Dinghy Sailing level 1-3
  • RYA Start Windsurfing up to Intermediate level
  • RYA Dinghy Seamanship Skills
  • RYA Powerboat level 2
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • RYA Safety Boat
  • RYA Performance Sailing
  • RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor
Beach Briefing

Other experiences you will gain:

  • Introduction to hospitality and holiday industries
  • Customer service
  • Health & Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Administration and organisation skills
  • Social media marketing
  • Christian Ministry and worship
  • Experience as part of a Christian team, contributing to Bible study and prayer

The package includes:

  • Accommodation in shared rooms
  • All meals while in resort
  • Flights from UK airport (usually London based)
  • Transfers to and from resort
  • Special rates on holidays for family
  • Use of watersports, bikes and other activity facilities
  • Uniform

Apply to join the Richmond Fast Track Programme

We take applications throughout the year so apply now if you are interested.

Application Deadline: 01 February 2023 for May 2023 starters.

Do contact us for further information by email to [email protected] or on 020 3004 2661.