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Waverley Old Boy makes waves in the Marine industry

Kyte Gawman and Jack Gregory, Class of 2016

From our Marine Studies Teachers, Gemma Brown and Kyte Gawman

After leaving Waverley College in 2016, Jack Gregory went on to pursue his passion for boats which was discovered whilst completing work experience on the dive boats in the Great Barrier Reef.

This opportunity was organised by his then Marine Studies teacher Mr Kyte Gawman to complement their course work and future job prospects. Since then Jack has dedicated himself to climbing the ladder in the boating world, completing many courses whilst working in Australian waters and abroad.

The now 19-year-old Lead Deckhand for OneWorld Super Yacht spoke to the Year 11 and 12 Marine Studies students about the importance of maintaining a professional image, both physically and online, in order to break into the industry. Jack also discussed the qualifications required, roles and responsibilities and career progressions involved. The students were excited to hear about the many perks of working on a superyacht however, he also reminded them of the dedication and dutifulness required to be successful in the industry.

It is obvious that Jack is passionate about his career path and the opportunities it provides him. We thank him for coming in to inspire our students and wish him all the best in reaching his goal to become a captain in the future!