What is a seafarer’s job and what skills and personality traits should you possess if you’re thinking about a career in jobs at sea? It’s a good question - and there are any number of right answers, depending of course, on what type of cargo ship jobs you’re thinking of training for or applying for.
There’s so many seafarer jobs that a full list might stretch the length of a container ship’s deck and back! Maritime jobs are so varied it’s almost impossible to create a comprehensive guide to all of them in one place. But if you’re thinking about jobs at sea you really need to do your research.
The Master is the highest seafarer rank and the most prestigious of all of the seafarer jobs. A Master has ultimate responsibility for everything that happens on his or her vessel, including the security of the ship, and the safety of the crew and cargo, and any passengers, both in port and at sea.
If you usually try traditional ways to find seafarer jobs we’re going to ask you to take a leap of faith and try the online way of looking for jobs at sea. Bear with us while we explain why looking for seamen jobs online is the way to go. In fact we’ve 7 reasons why you should look for jobs online!
On a merchant navy vessel there are a few different departments and a strict hierarchy of seamen and women who work beneath the heads of those departments. But what are those seafarer ranks? Read on and we will take a look at the jobs on a container ship.
Are you interested in learning about seafarer jobs? Do you wonder what it’d be like to be a ship’s cook? If you’re interested in all things culinary, love spending time in the kitchen and think you could transfer your skills to a vessel’s kitchen (or galley to give it its correct name) keep reading!
In our series of articles which take a look at the various professions in the merchant navy we aim to answer the question: what is a seafarers job? If you’ve read any of the other posts in this series, you’ll know that that’s a tricky question to answer! In this post we’re looking at Pumpman jobs.
Shipfitter jobs are exactly what they sound like: the job entails fitting the parts of a ship together. But that’s a deceptively simple description of this physically demanding and highly skilled job. If you’re interested in applying for shipfitter jobs in the maritime industry contact Martide now.
In this blog post we’re going to take a look at a Junior Engineer’s duties and responsibilities, what you might be doing in a typical day onboard a vessel, who Junior Engineers report to, and what the skills, interests and attributes you will need to become a successful Marine Engineer are.
Are you thinking about what working in jobs at sea would be like? Are you looking for your ideal career? If you’ve an interest in all things nautical you might wonder what is a seafarer’s job and are looking for examples of maritime jobs. In this post we’re going to look at what an Able Seaman does.
Junior electrician jobs at sea are essentially regular electrician jobs but onboard a vessel. Everything a land based electrician does is part of a marine electrician’s job responsibilities - plus the additional skills and personality traits required to work in the maritime industry!
Do you want to find out more about entry level cargo jobs? Thinking that a career in the Merchant Navy / Marines might be what you’re looking for? If so, keep reading as we continue our series that explores what is a seafarer’s job and dive into the duties and responsibilities of a Wiper on a ship.
A seaman’s book, also known as a seaman's record book or service book, is a continuous record of your service as a seafarer – containing details of where, when, how, and which vessel you have served on.
If you’ve ever heard the term sea time, you may have thought it refers to the time seafarers spend at sea. And you're not completely wrong. However, if you aspire to be a seafarer you need to know that sea time refers to a seafarer’s time spent working on a vessel.
The examination concentrates on a person’s health before they accept a job role. At the same time, fit-for-work testing emphasizes the person’s functional capabilities in relation to the demands and dangers of a particular profession.
Do you want to know what a Deck Cadet’s job involves? You’ve come to the right place. In this post we’re going to take a look at what duties a Deck Cadet will be expected to perform, and what skills and personality traits you will need to take your first steps towards a career in seafarer jobs.
Welcome to our latest post in the series ‘what is a seafarer’s job’. We’re looking at what a Marine Electrician does. As you might have guessed, a Marine (or Ship’s) Electrician is someone that performs maintenance, repairs and installations on electrical equipment - but onboard a vessel.
Losing (or forgetting) your seafarer documents when you're traveling for jobs at sea can be a nightmare. Printing endless copies of your seafarer resume is a hassle. That's why storing them online in the Cloud makes perfect sense. Here's how to do that.
What is a seafarer’s job? is the question we’ve been aiming to answer and if you’ve read any of our other seafarer job posts that explore examples of maritime jobs, you’ll know it’s a hard question to answer! However in this post we‘re going to take a look at a Messman’s duties and responsibilities.
Whether you’re thinking of embarking (pun intended!) upon careers at sea and are looking for entry level cargo ship jobs or you’re a seasoned professional looking for a change of job or company, Martide has the jobs at sea you’re looking for.
A ship’s Steward (or Stewardess) will most often be found working on a cruise ship, a mega yacht or a superyacht. Their main tasks are to help prepare and serve meals to guests, and take care of housekeeping. However, that’s just scratching the surface.
A ship’s carpenter job is exactly what it sounds like: Someone who works with wood - except on a ship. Okay, that’s got the glaringly obvious fact out the way, but there’s more to carpentry jobs on ships than you may think. For example, what do they involve, and how do you become a ship’s carpenter?
So is being a plumber on a cruise ship very different from being a plumber who fixes burst water pipes in a home or business? While the basics of plumbing are the same, it goes without saying that the working conditions for a plumber on a ship are very different!
Traditionally working in a seafarer job is seen as something of a romantic choice: Running away to join the merchant navy is the stuff of legends. But seaman work is a very real job. In fact it’s not just a job or a career; you could say it’s also a lifestyle. But how do you join the merchant navy?
As with any job or career, there are pros and cons, good things and bad things, people that are suited for that type of work, and those who are not - and seafarer jobs are no different. In fact, working at sea is probably an even more extreme case when it comes to the ups and downs of working life.
As well as making sure you have the right talents and skills to work in the seafarer jobs you think will most interest you and you will be suited to there are some personality traits you also need to consider and some questions you need to ask yourself when thinking about working in cargo ship jobs.
Have you ever wondered what some of the top paying seafarer jobs are? If you’re considering a career in jobs at sea, are wondering what are some examples of seaman jobs, or are starting to look for entry level cargo ship jobs it’s only natural to wonder what level of pay you can expect.
Like any job, jobs at sea can come with pros and cons but if you’ve ever wondered to yourself “what is a seafarer’s job?”, looked at what are some examples of maritime jobs, and considered if working in cargo ship jobs is for you, read on as we explore just some of the benefits of a life at sea.
Martide is continuing our series of blog posts that explore the theme “what is a seafarer’s job” by looking at examples of maritime jobs and jobs at sea. In this post we look at Bosun jobs and see what they involve. If you’re interested in a career at sea, find out if a Bosun’s life is for you!
What is a seafarer’s job? It’s a question that gets asked a lot but the truth is, there’s no typical job at sea. There’re so many different examples of maritime jobs that you could spend days researching them. And if you’re thinking about a career in seafarer jobs that’s exactly what you need to do.
A career in the maritime industry doesn’t have to mean working at sea. If you’re thinking of making the transition to one of the many maritime jobs on shore, you might be feeling a little trepidation. We take a look at how to make the leap from a seafaring job to working permanently ashore.
A closer look at jobs in seaports. We’ll cover what kind of maritime jobs there are in ports. What skills are needed. What training and qualifications you should have. If you're thinking about starting a career in marine jobs ashore or leaving the ocean for good read this first.
The first Monday of every November is Job Action Day. This year the day fell on November 7th. The point of Job Action Day is to encourage and empower people to explore their career options and find a job that they love, whether that’s a career at sea or a career on land - or even a career in the air
Martide is very pleased to be working alongside Arriva Shipping, a family-owned company that has been forging a successful path for itself in the maritime industry since 1972. Arriva’s vessels are equipped with excavators and as such we are looking for able seamen with excavator driver experience.
When you’re at sea no two days are the same. There’s so many factors that play a part in shaping not just a voyage, but any given day on the ocean. The wind, sea, weather, currents, and even the vessel type. Therefore the only way a seafarer can be prepared for anything is through rigorous training.
There are a lot of different seafarer jobs out there and if you’re thinking about learning more about some of the different merchant navy jobs at sea that are available, you’ve come to the right blog! In this post we’re taking a look at what Marine Oiler jobs involve and what it takes to become one.
In jobs at sea, the potential for career growth, whether you’re moving up the career ladder, or sideways to experience new things is amazing. But one thing you do need, whatever job role you choose, is a solid foundation of seafarer training.
There’s a number of ways to find seafarer jobs. Whether you’re an experienced seaman or looking for entry level cargo ship jobs, we take a closer look here. From social media to crew jobs boards to working with a maritime recruitment agency, here’s the complete lowdown on where to find jobs at sea.
An Electrical or Electro-Technical Cadet is someone undergoing a cadetship with the goal of learning how to maintain and repair the electrical and electronic equipment and machinery onboard a ship. A cadetship involves time spent in the classroom as well as practical on-the-job training at sea.
An Engine Cadet on a ship is an apprentice, or trainee, seafarer who is at the very start of his or her career in the maritime industry. They are simultaneously onboard to work and to learn so that they can progress through the various seafarer ranks found in the engine room of a vessel.
At the end of the year we like to take a nostalgic look backwards and see what the most read blog posts on our seafarer blog were. The main reason we like to do this is because it helps us to see what topics you’re interested in as a reader so that we can deliver similar blog posts in the future.
According to research on maritime jobs, soft skills are “a cluster of qualities, habits, personality traits, attitudes, and social graces”. They directly impact a professional’s performance and can lead to up to 22% higher earnings for those who partake in team activities as professionals.
Are you a seafarer with experience in jobs at sea that include working on LNG fueled ships? If so you’re in high demand! As a greener cleaner energy Liquified Natural Gas is changing the future of the maritime industry. And seafarers who have the expertise will see their popularity rise!
It’s no secret shipping has a high ratio of men to women in seafarer jobs. Much can be blamed on the traditional mindset of a male dominated industry. But what other causes are there for a female seaman being such a rare sight? Martide take a look at some reasons.
No matter what seafarer jobs, which department or which seafarer ranks you plan to work in eventually, one thing remains the same and that is that it’s necessary for a seaman interested in a career in one of the many maritime jobs to hold the relevant certifications to work on board a vessel.
We’re continuing our series of posts about jobs at sea with a look at what a budding Ordinary Seaman can expect from a life on the ocean wave. If you’ve ever wondered ‘what is a seafarer’s job’ you’ve come to the right place as we explore this entry level cargo ship job.
Have you ever wondered what an Electro-Technical Officer does on a ship? The ETO is one of the newer seafarer ranks and they are responsible for ensuring that all of the electrical and electronic equipment onboard are monitored and maintained to ensure the safe and efficient running of the vessel.
The Waste Operator, also called the Waste Disposal Operator or Garbage Operator, on a ship is someone who is responsible for ensuring that waste is handled properly and disposed of correctly. Most Waste Operators are employed on cruise and passenger ships.
When you look at maritime jobs with a traditional mindset the idea that you might need to list technology skills on your seafarer resume might seem strange. But like many, if not all industries, maritime and jobs at sea are no longer immune to digitization and an increasing dependence on technology.
In a series of articles Martide is looking at everything to do with finding jobs in the maritime industry. We’re exploring the different ways you can find jobs at sea, from finding out which job is right for you to maritime training and from organizing your job search to impressing an interviewer.
You’ve graduated and want to start your career in maritime jobs by landing one of those coveted seafarer jobs. But in an industry that often chooses experienced seamen over cadets that can be easier said than done. If you’re a newly qualified seaman here's some tips on how to kickstart life at sea.
Moving to shore based maritime jobs can be a daunting prospect if you’ve spent years working in traditional seafarer jobs. Your to-do list of things to consider and do can be as long as your arm! And one big thing to think about is how the skills you’ve gained at sea will transfer to a job ashore.
An excavator driver or AB-excavator driver on a ship is similar to their shore-based counterparts in that their main duty is to safely and efficiently operate plant machinery. The obvious difference is that an excavator on a ship is on deck and used for cargo and salvage operations and dredging.
Are you interested in finding out about jobs at sea? Would you like to know more about what life at sea is like for someone in a seafarer job? Perhaps you’d like to know more about seafarer ranks and see if they might be the right maritime career pathway for you. Today we look at Motorman jobs.
Working in seafarer jobs can be challenging, both physically and mentally, even just on a regular basis. So it makes sense to try and keep the obstacles you need to deal with to a minimum while you’re working in jobs at sea. And that means avoiding certain things which could get you into trouble.
A Chief Steward, or Chief Stewardess, typically works on a cruise ship, a yacht or a superyacht. They are a department head and are responsible for ensuring that the guests onboard receive first rate food and service, and that all of their needs are catered to satisfactorily.
Entry level cargo ship jobs are roles in the maritime industry undertaken by trainee seafarers and cadets. Seafaring isn’t a career in which you jump in at any level; you need to start at the bottom and work your way up. Our blog post explores different seafarer jobs and how to start a career at sea
If you’ve been wondering what is a seafarer’s job and are interested in finding out what are some examples of maritime jobs, our series of articles exploring different seafarer ranks and jobs at sea should help. In this article we’re looking at Chief Officer jobs and seeing what they entail.