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
  • In the Defence Industry, it's vital you have technical staff who not only have the correct experience and qualifications, but also the passion and dedication to get the job done. In this rapidly-changing sector, roles like Design Engineer, CAD Operator and Technical Author have never been more important, as forces increase their mechanised and robotic resources. Talk to our specialist technical team today and we can find the right people for you.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Global
    • 7 The Chequers, High Street, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0DG
  • Multi Trades Recruitment specialise in the delivery of Construction trades and labour, Engineering, technical, management and overseas employees in a permanent, temporary and contract capacity.
    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 Boatbuilding, or a Chief Engineer to work onboard 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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  • 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
    • 118 Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 6WA
    • 5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
  • With 25 years experience of providing technical staffing solutions nationwide, Catfoss Recruitment have the knowledge to offer a comprehensive service to companies within the Defence sector. Working in all areas of the industry including Aerospace, Naval and General Engineering, we supply candidates with both the personality and skill sets that meet your recruitment needs. We fill permanent, temporary and short/long term contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Tickton Hall, Tickton, Yorkshire, Beverley, HU17 9RX
    • PO BOX 980, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 9AU
  • 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.
    • London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
    • Bank House, Odiham, Hook, Hampshire, RG29 1LF
  • 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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  • DANEM People is an international Engineering & Technical recruitment agency which can help you to recruit qualified and experienced staff in the UK, EMEA and Asia. As a member of the REC we offer an ethical and professional service to all our clients. All our consultants are qualified and experienced and our approach is 100 % consultative. Our UK offices are located in Cardiff, Bristol and London. Our European office is based in Paris (France).
    Coverage England and Wales
    • Aztec Centre, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 4TD
    • Connies House, Rhymney River Bridge Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF23 9AF
    • Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, London, Hounlsow, TW4 6JQ
  • 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

    The standard route for career progression for an onboard Marine Engineer In the UK, once becoming a Licensed Mariner, would be to get a job as a Third Engineer. The candidate is then free to move through the ranks to Second, First, and finally Chief Engineer.

  • We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
    Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
    • 3 High Street, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6BG
    • 9a High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1LJ
    • Sovereign Gate, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4BL
  • 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
    • 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD
    • 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG
  • Including Aerospace, Naval and Land, Interaction Construction Recruitment can find the most suitable professionals within the Defence industry for your business. Our rigorous sourcing and pre-screening process enables us to supply the best Assemblers, Engineers and CAD Operators available. We have offices across the UK and pride ourselves on the cost-effective and professional staffing solutions that we provide for permanent and temporary roles.
    Coverage UK wide
    26 Offices Nationwide
  • Jobseeker tip provided by Agency Central Ltd

    Popular employers of Marine Engineers include not only Navies and companies involved in Shipping, but also drilling companies and operators of oil and gas rigs, such as Maersk Drilling, Shell, BP, Schlumberger, and Halliburton.


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