Marine Engineer recruitment agency listing

Marine engineers play a key role in the design, build and maintenance of military and commercial ships, leisure boats and offshore platforms.

It is a highly skilled job, so all staff looking for employment in the sector require relevant qualifications. The most common entry route into the profession is to take a degree in marine or offshore engineering, although candidates who have studied marine modules of mechanical and electronics engineering undergraduate courses may also be considered.

The alternative route into the job is via work experience. This could be gained during a spell as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy or Merchant Navy, or by undertaking an apprenticeship as a marine engineering technician and working your way up within a major company.

There are a variety of businesses that need marine engineers, including shipbuilders, military contractors, oil and gas exploration companies, engineering consultancies, shipping lines and yacht designers. Many of them run graduate trainee schemes, with salaries in the region of £20,000 to £25,000, which are among the best starting points for young engineers.

Competition to hire experienced marine engineers, particularly those with chartered status, is strong and employers often use specialist recruitment agencies to help them find the best staff. Candidates with a good work history can expect to be paid between £35,000 and £55,000 a year in permanent jobs, but can earn more by working on a contract basis via agencies.

 
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  • Electus Recruitment Solutions is an independent specialist recruitment agency operating in the aerospace, defence, energy and infrastructure sectors. Our teams of talent delivery consultants are divided into niche specialisms to provide our employers and candidates with expert knowledge and an effortless marrying of skills and requirement.
    Coverage UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada
    • Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ
  • With over 70 years experience in recruitment, Recruit Mint understand that a perfect match between candidate and post is as important as any business plan. Whether you're in the commercial, technical or industrial sectors, we go the extra mile to find the right fit - which means less time wasted and better staff retention. With offices in Peterborough and Huntingdon, improving lives is our goal, for the employer and the jobseeker.
    Coverage 60 mile radius of Peterborough
    • 17 Church Walk, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 2TP
    • 5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
  • Multi Trades Recruitment offer a specialist staffing service to the UK's Technical, Engineering and Trades & Labour markets. If you need permanent or temporary solutions across a broad range of sectors, then speak to one of our friendly consultants today. We go that extra mile for our clients, providing vocationally assessed staff that are suited to your business needs.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide
    • 1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
    • The Dower House, 108 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
  • Recruiter tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    Whether you are looking for a Lead Marine Engineer for Boat building, or a Chief Engineer to work on board your vessels, working with a Marine Engineer recruitment agency can prove beneficial in an industry where candidates might be unavailable for six months of the year.

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  • Southern England based Defence/Engineering, Manufacturing and Technical Search and Selection Agency. Temporary and Permanent Staff supplied at all levels. Many years of experience, technical and highly professional recruiters. Excellent references can be supplied.
    Coverage Southern England and Home Counties.
    • Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
  • JT Recruit is a well respected local agency and we have a great deal of experience in recruiting the right person for you or finding the right job for you. What makes us different from a lot of our competitors is that we care about you!
    Coverage East Midlands, West Midlands,
    • 34 Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2GU
    • Suite 5, Queens Place, 1 Queens Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
    • 4B Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF
  • Established in 2002, Flexible Solutionz are so confident we can deliver you the right candidate, we offer a 100% money back guarantee, protecting your investment from day one.
    Coverage North West England
    • Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
    • The Offices, 53 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    It is possible to become a Marine Engineer without first taking a degree, if one spends enough time at sea gaining experience (effectively taking an Apprenticeship). In nautical slang, this process is referred to as 'Hawsepiping' - with participants being 'Hawsepipers'.

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  • From Armour Engineers to Avionic Interface Developers, the Military Industry calls for people with some of the most specialised skills on the market. If you require outstanding people to work with your business, then we can find them. We endeavour to achieve the very best result for our clients - matching you with the best candidates available on the market in the shortest possible time. We recruit throughout Scotland, and we won't let you down.
    Coverage Scotland & North East England
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    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
    • 4 Admiral Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XW
    • 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF
    • Suite 106, Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ
    • 152 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ

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