Life in Private Staffing | Season 4 Episode 13 – Rachel Vanderweele, House Manager – Dubai

Today we have a lovely conversation with Rachel who is a British citizen but who hasn’t lived in the UK for more than 15 years! She spent more than 10 years working onboard yachts, travelling the world and being fortunate enough to work in some beautiful locations. We discuss her yachting career where she quickly progressed up to Chief Stew working on very large boats, mainly working on private vessels directly for the family. She has loved these roles and only moved into a land-based role when the owner of her last boat asked for her to go to his home in Dubai to troubleshoot on a few issues…..for just a couple of weeks, where she has stayed for the last couple of years!

She is a big believer in taking your life in your own hands and if you don’t know something, then you go away and find out. She has self-funded and self-organised a huge number of courses over the years which played a pivotal role in the pace as which her career has escalated. She proves that the more you put into life, the more you get out!