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Welcome to River Academy

Services

In-house Training



By training at our in-house facilities your coworkers will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge theoretically and practically while new hires profit from meeting with experienced colleagues and a chance to adjust to shipboard life.

All our training material is available printed and online or offline eLearning modules. All of which are available in more than ten languages in order to enable your coworkers to easily follow training sessions in their mother tongue. Of course, we are able to customize all items as per your company’s standards and assist you with content management and design.

We cooperate with international Hotel Management schools worldwide, who use our training materials. In return, we are able to offer student exchange programs and guarantee apprenticeship which may lead to successful employment on board a cruise ship.

Assessment Center



In addition to our training material, we offer industry relevant assessment and personality tests. All of which are available in more than ten languages in order to enable your personnel to easily answer test questions in their mother tongue.

Of course, we are able to customize test parameters as per your company’s standards and assist you with content management and design.

SAFETY TRAINING



In cooperation with Heat Düsseldorf, we offer various safety-related training courses and the corresponding official certifications. Your employees refresh their knowledge, learn new skills and receive the necessary certificates to perform their jobs. The correct behavior in emergency situations and the correct assessment of them, is simulated by our trainers in various situations.

The training courses we offer include
- First aider training
- Basic respiratory protection training
- Basic safety training
- Safety equipment testing and certification

Trainings & Training material

  • Soft Skills

    Our soft skill training material contains sessions on interpersonal relations, communication, co-operation, empathy, emotional intelligence, ability to deal with conflicts in a constructive manner, capacity for teamwork, motivation and cross-cultural competence.

  • Cruise Business Familiarization

    In order to ease your future employee’s start in the cruise business – or for anybody who is interested in working on the high seas in the future – we offer training material containing the following topics: cruise industry basics, cruise industry-related expectations, as well as industry related English and German skills.

  • Hygiene & Sanitation

    Our training material on hygiene and sanitation procedures contains sessions about local regulations, basic hygiene of buildings, personal and food hygiene as well as HACCP and risk management. In addition to this, modules for USPH and IPM are readily available for cruise ship personnel.

  • Safety, Security & First Aid

    In order to provide your personnel with a suitable training for a possible emergency on board we offer first aid courses as well as the following trainings in compliance with STCW Convention as amended: Basic Safety Training (according to chapter A-VI/1), Crowd and Crisis (according to chapter V/2), and Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers and for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (according to chapter VI/6, Section A-VI/6).

  • Nautic-Technical training material

    Beside standardized nautic-technical basic modules, our training material also contains in-depth knowledge on nautical regulations and mechanical features of your river cruise vessel. As a plus, your personnel may enhance and practice their skills by using our in-house simulator.

  • Training material for Galley and F&B personnel

    Our training material for catering personnel contains the following modules: Cold and hot galley, baking, pastry, allergens, food & beverage service, wines, bar, and mixology.

Books & E-Learning Modules

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