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.

Qualifications and entry requirements

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.

Salaries and key employers

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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Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

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
Vintage House, 36 - 37 Albert Embankment, London, Greater London, SE1 7TL
1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
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Recruit Mint Ltd

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
5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
17 Church Walk, Peterborough, Cambs, PE1 2TP
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Electus Recruitment Solutions

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

Recruiter Tip

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'.

Catfoss Engineering Recruitment Ltd

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
PO BOX 980, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 9AU
Tickton Hall, Tickton, Beverley, Yorkshire, HU17 9RX
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Elite Employee - Technical and Commercial

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
London Office, Russell Road, London, E16 3QS
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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!
Coverage  East Midlands, West Midlands,
34 Charnwood Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2GU
4B Bank Court, Weldon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5RF Suite 5, Queens Place, 1 Queens Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1JN
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Flexible Solutionz Limited

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
The Offices, 53 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ
Springfield House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BG
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Recruiter Tip

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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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
152 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ
Suite 106, Westpoint, 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ 200 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 4HG 10-18 Hope Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 6AF 19 Shairps Business Park, Houston Road, Houston Industrial Estate, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 5FD 4 Admiral Way, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 3XW
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