Seaman recruitment agency listing
Seaman recruitment agencies typically work with transport clients to place ordinary or able seaman into vacancies on cruise ships. A seaman is recruited by a cruise ship's deck department and will usually be responsible for maintenance, lookout and operation duties.
Qualifications and entry requirements
Entry-level candidates will be hired as an ordinary seaman and will have to accrue a significant amount of 'sea time' before being considered for a more senior role. Ordinary seamen (OS) will report to the boatswain and carry out tasks such as cleaning, repairs and helping prepare for departures and mooring. Experience and the passing of examinations can see staff promoted to title of able seaman (AB). Able seaman may occasionally assist in the maintenance of the ship but will also complete navigation, lookout and machine operation duties.
Although a high level of credentials isn't necessarily required for seaman jobs, seaman recruitment firms will search for candidates with GCSEs in Maths, English and Science. Applicants looking to further strengthen their position in the market might wish to consider gaining specific qualifications in areas such as catering, logistics, transport or engineering. On the job training will be provided for ordinary seaman and those wanting to rise to the next grade will need to attain an Efficient Deckhand Certificate before being granted an Able Seaman Certificate. Lifeboat and safety qualifications will also be needed. Entry salaries for seaman in the UK tends to be between £10,000 - £15,000, however gaining AB or management status can see this become £28,000+.
A seaman recruitment agency will conduct skill and qualification checks to ensure that candidates are a perfect match for their cruise ship clients' maritime vacancies. Successful candidates will be able to work as part of a crew, demonstrate manual dexterity and have a high level of fitness. Only applicants who pass a consultants' pre-assessment checks will receive positive contact from cruise ship employers.
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Berry Recruitment - Commercial Division
From senior director level to more junior within finance, HR, marketing, sales, customer service and administration our Office and Contact Centre service is geared towards matching candidates with opportunities which precisely suit their capabilities. We have an established pedigree within the sector and our specialist teams are well qualified to advise and assist your career development.
Buchan and London Recruitment Ltd
Buchan and London Recruitment offer an honest and cost effective solution for all your recruiting needs. With nationwide coverage, we can offer an entire database of candidates as well as utilising job boards such as Monster and Reed to find the candidates that be an asset to your business. We cover all job roles and salaries in the Travel sector including Bar Staff and Multilingual Staff.
JT Recruit Ltd
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!
From Travel Agents to Airline Staff and Holiday Reps, Tourism requires a special breed of person in order to keep your customers happy and business running smoothly. Then there are specialist staff like Nannies and Pisteurs - everyone has a role to play. If you'd like to source the right candidates in the simplest possible way, then speak to us. Our experienced staff would love to hear from you - no matter the size of your vacancy.