IS THERE SUCH A THING AS THE PERFECT RECRUIT? THESE TOP AGENCIES ARE HERE TO HELP YOU FIND THE IDEAL CANDIDATE. QUALIFIED, REGISTERED AND PROFESSIONAL – WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED?
Article by ONBOARD Magazine
The experienced team at JMS Careers concentrate on the personal touch and building relationships on trust and delivering the perfect candidate. Taking a holistic approach JMS also concern themselves with making sure the candidate will personally fit into the existing onboard team. This works both ways, it’s not about just ticking the boxes on time at sea and the necessary certificates. To run an efficient team onboard there needs to be a natural fit of personalities and complementary skills. Irrespective of crew level, the new candidate must fit into an existing team effortlessly. The team at JMS have a deep knowledge of the industry from various personal and professional angles. To complement the normal onboard crew jobs, JMS are
now starting to offer more shore-based jobs to assist professionals to transfer ashore and be able to use their sea going experience to complement land based businesses.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1273 987 962
or visit www.jmscareers.com
The Bluewater recruitment team offers a more interactive approach for the recruiters in the industry. There are over 300 captains, management companies and yacht owners with direct access to the crew database. The ONE account gives your yacht 24/7 access to this crew database of over 115,000 CVs. This allows them to search the crew profiles daily, downloading your CVs and hiring crew directly. In addition to this service, the global recruitment agents review the check-ins daily, contacting crew, organising interviews and giving advice on how to secure that dream job. Jobs are uploaded daily and a selection of active crew are forwarded to the yacht, and remember even if they don’t tick all of the criteria, a personal recommendation often goes a long
way. As a recruiter, you not only have unlimited access to the CVs, Bluewater will also refund the full subscription fee in training credits to use at their training centres in Antibes, Palma and Fort Lauderdale. So, as a crew member, if you aren’t successful for one placement, there will always be another opportunity coming in, the team work tirelessly to place the best crew, on the best yachts, with the best captains.
For more details Tel: +33 (0)4 93 34 47 73
or visit www.bluewateryachting.com
YPI Crew has been the go-to yacht crew agency since 2002 and the recruitment partner of the most discerning yacht captains, yacht owners and candidates. The YPI CREW specialist recruiters have built a strong reputation as leading experts in their respective departments. Since 2018 the majority stake of YPI CREW is owned by the Schulte Group, a family-owned ship owner and ship manager well-established in the maritime industry with over 135 years of experience. The Group employs 18,000 seafarers and 2,000 people on shore, owns and co-owns over 90 vessels and manages about 600 ships. In January 2020, in a market in need of consolidation, YPI CREW acquired the recruitment division of Edmiston. Whether you are looking for crew or to progress your career within the superyacht industry, MLC 2006 certified crew agency YPI CREW is there to assist, save you time and provide a professional and personable service. In harmony with their placement services, the YPI CREW team are available to answer any questions you may have about furthering your career or, hiring the best superyacht crew. Their website is full of personal advice, videos and other useful information to assist you in career advancement or advise you on how to build the perfect on board team.
For more details Tel: +33 (0)4 92 90 46 10
or visit www.ypicrew.com
CREW & CONCIERGE
It has become quite apparent that there is a real lack of crew who are wanting to work on Sailing Yachts. Crew & Concierge have always had an amazing repeat clientele within the sailing community. As of late, Sarah Plant and her team are finding that they are not able to provide those sailing clients with sufficient CVs for them to present to their owners. “Over the last couple of years, it was becoming increasingly hard to find Sailing Engineers and Sailing Female Chefs, they are as rare as hen’s teeth!” Sarah explains. It would appear that this is becoming an issue across the board with Deck and Interior too. Crew & Concierge would really like to encourage anyone not to listen to the myths that
sailing yachts underpay and you have to work harder. Obviously, there are good and bad boats in both the motor yacht and sailing yacht world, you just have to do your research. Crew & Concierge as an agency have some amazing sailing yachts with excellent captains, programmes, salaries and rotations in some cases. They would like to encourage anyone who has worked on the interior of a motor yacht who may have contemplated trying out sailing, to go ahead! The rewards are worth it. In terms of the Deck department, some sailing knowledge is a must and the team are keen to talk with anyone who has grown up dinghy sailing with local clubs.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)7554446925
or visit www.crewandconcierge.com