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.
It can be hard writing a resume for a seafarer. You may have lots of experience and be unsure what to include or omit. Or you might be looking for entry level maritime jobs and worry you don’t have enough sea time. But one thing you must do when writing a maritime resume is leave out the cliches!
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.
Are you a seafarer looking for jobs at sea? Want a way to find your next crewing vacancy quickly and easily wherever you are? Applied for maritime jobs and would like to track your application? The Martide mobile app is the solution if you’re looking for seafarer job vacancies on the go!
Have you ever tried to write a seafarer resume and come unstuck as soon as you’ve written your name and address? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Writing a resume for any industry is hard. That’s why Martide has written a guide to things you really shouldn’t include on your CV for a shipping company.
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!
In this post we’re looking at an issue that can make a big difference when interviewing for maritime jobs: showing off! The thing is, you definitely want to highlight your skills and what sets you apart from other candidates, but you need to do it in a way that doesn’t come across as big headed.
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.
Depending on your culture and beliefs if you celebrate Christmas it can be tough to be away from your family, friends and other loved ones. And how you go about dealing with the season when you’re thousands of miles away from home is completely up to you: embrace it or ignore it? It’s your call!
If you’re applying for seafarer jobs, including entry level cargo ship jobs, in the engineering department of a vessel, this post is for you. Especially if you’ve been contacted by an employer and you’d like to know what some of the seaman interview questions and answers that you might be asked are!
A huge part of jobs at sea is traveling abroad. And that’s not just for people who work in actual jobs at sea - plenty of jobs in the shipping industry involve travel and whether you’re employed in the types of maritime jobs ashore or those that take you offshore, it’s good to stay out of trouble!
25th June 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of IMO’s annual Day of the Seafarer. In recognition of these demanding times the worries that the maritime industry is facing, and of course, in particular the challenges that seafarers are dealing with, the theme this year is Seafarers are Key Workers.
Lying on a resume is never a good idea, but lying on a seafarer resume is a real no-no for anyone who takes their maritime career seriously. The trouble with lying - or just exaggerating - when job seeking is that if (and when) you get found out, it can have terrible consequences on your future.
One thing that can help you ace a seafarer job interview is to be prepared. And a big part of that is knowing what seamen questions and answers you might be asked. We look at how you can prepare for interviews for deck crew jobs by giving you the lowdown on what questions you’ll probably get asked.
When even some of the biggest and best known companies in the world have fallen victim to cyber attacks from hackers, it pretty much means that none of us are safe - and that's both on a business and a personal level. If you're working in jobs at sea, here's how to stay safe online.
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!
You've been invited to seafarer jobs interviews. Now you need to impress the potential employer so they want to sign that contract. The best way to do that is to be polite, personable, professional - and give great answers to their questions. Martide tells you what those questions might be.
If you’re a seafarer with a joining date for a job at sea lined up in the future no doubt your mind is full of the things you need to do to prepare for embarkation. With that in mind Martide has compiled this handy list of 9 things every seafarer should do before they leave home to join their vessel
Watchkeepers need to maintain lookout 24/7 365 but working on and off around the clock with broken sleep patterns can have an effect on wellbeing and life at sea. Here are 4 steps for Officers of the Watch to take to combat fatigue and find more balance.
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.
Are you a seafarer looking for your next maritime jobs contract? Martide are a marine recruitment agency that works with prestigious clients in the shipping industry. We are currently recruiting for a range of merchant navy ranks and maritime jobs including junior electricians and fitters.
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.
The advance of marine tech means vessels are now very different places to work. And the way the industry is run behind the scenes is changing too due to the digitization of platforms and upgrading of software such as the use of web-based crewing systems. But what impact does this have on seafarers?
Chances are you’ve already written a seafarer resume but if you really want to stand out from the crowd you need to do more than include your name, email and the dates of contracts in the maritime industry you’ve had. You need to make sure your CV really shows you in your very best light.
At Martide we’re always looking for qualified seamen and seawomen for our employers’ and manning agents’ maritime job vacancies. So if you haven’t created a Martide account yet and you’re looking for a job at sea, we highly recommend you make it your new year’s resolution!
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.
If you’re working in a seafarer job you don’t need us to tell you life onboard can sometimes be stressful. But it’s how you deal with stress that can mean the difference between a successful career at sea and one that makes you wonder why you went to the trouble of going through maritime training.
Why does the maritime industry have a skills shortage? The increasing need for seafarers with tech skills? A general disinterest in seafaring as a job? The lack of women entering the sector? The reasons are debatable but it’s clear the ratio of men to women in maritime is seriously disproportionate.
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.
Good communication is vital when working in jobs at sea but when you’re busy, tired or ‘not in the mood’ maintaining quality communication can be tough. That’s why we’re taking a look at ways those working in seafarer jobs can make sure they’re communicating well with folk back home. And vice versa!
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.
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.
Being able to communicate is a vital part of being successful in most walks of life and that’s very true for working in seafarer jobs. The thing is you will need to communicate with people from different cultures who have different mother tongues. Here’s how to break down the communication barriers.
If you work in a seafarer job you use the internet to look for jobs at sea, for finding seafarer training and new employers and manning agents who can help you find a new contract. And for all the other things to do with your maritime career! So here are 15 of the best websites for seafarers.
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.
At Martide we’re always looking for people of all ages, nationalities and experience to fill our clients’ seafarer jobs. We’re currently seeking a wide range of ranks for a number of positions on different vessel types.
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.
Knowing you need a great seafarer resume to stand out from the crowd is one thing. Knowing how to achieve that can be another. So in a crowded marketplace such as the maritime industry, how do you make sure you rise head and shoulders above your fellow seamen and get the seafarer jobs you want?
It seems every other day there’s news about a seafarer who’s fallen victim to a fraudulent manning agent, shipping company, or non-existent seafarer job. Not only is this disappointing, it can also cost financially. So it’s crucial to be able to distinguish between genuine employers and fake ones.
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!
Seafarer jobs often require flying across time zones to get to your vessel. And chances are you’re going to be jet lagged when you arrive. The issue is you’ve arrived somewhere to start work in a high pressure environment where safety is paramount so here’s what to do to limit the effect of jet lag.
Whether you’re the stay at home partner or the ocean-going half of a couple ensuring you both feel emotionally supported when one of you is away a lot is crucial. Of course this can be easier said than done when one of you is not just 1000’s of miles from home, but also 1000’s of miles from land!
Modern life is stressful but maritime jobs and life on a container ship come with their own challenges. It can be hard for seafarers to get used to life at sea, to switch off and spend time away from home. So how can crew stay mentally healthy?
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.
No matter how much experience you have in the maritime industry being prepared for an interview is the difference in acing it and landing a job or contract or blowing it. Preparation enables you to be more focused and more likely to impress your potential employer. Here’s how to do that.
Looking for seafarer jobs? Martide are hiring! We’ve got maritime jobs we need to fill right now for our clients in the shipping industry. We always want to hear from qualified seamen of all ages, experience and nationalities, so if one of these positions interests you, please get in touch today!
It’s no secret that maritime jobs are demanding. They’re hard work and can be tough both on body and mind. But those working in seafarer jobs have numerous reasons to take pride in the career path they chose. And it is this sense of pride that can help you through days that feel tougher than usual.
We know seafarer jobs involve multiple contracts and you rarely stay with one company for life. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take an interest in the shipping company you’re applying to. Look at it this way; it can’t hurt and will win you points with the person that’s potentially hiring you.
There are numerous types of boats and ships plying their trade across the world’s oceans, from small pleasure craft to fishing boats and from superyachts to warships. Here at Martide, we’re interested in the types of ships you’ll find in the merchant navy.
Are you qualified and looking for the hottest seafarer jobs? Our maritime crewing board has all of our latest vacancies for seamen on it but we’re currently hiring for some positions that will be changing over soon. Get in touch with us today and we'll see you onboard soon!
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
Are you a qualified seaman with experience in electrics and looking for the latest seafarer jobs? Martide are currently hiring Electrical Engineers and Electro Technical Officers. Could one of these be the job for you? If so, don’t wait a second longer - get in touch with us now!
You’ve written your maritime resume, you’re looking for your next contract - but is LinkedIn at the top of your list when you’re looking for new seafarer jobs? Maybe not. But you shouldn’t ignore LinkedIn just because you’re not working a 9 to 5 job.
One of the most obvious advances in maritime technology is the magnetic compass. And we can’t help but wonder if any of the mariners of yesteryear were as opposed to this ‘new fangled’ piece of equipment when it was introduced as some seafarers are to modern technology!
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.
If you’re looking for seafarer jobs, we’re pleased to say that you’ve come to the right place! At Martide we have a quality selection of different types of maritime jobs ready and waiting for qualified seamen to apply to. In this blog post we’re going to look at how to find your next cargo ship job.
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.
Interviews are nerve wracking, especially at the beginning of your career in seafarer jobs. So it makes sense to be prepared for any seaman questions and answers you might meet. It doesn’t matter whether your job interview is in person or video, you need to be on the ball to beat the competition!
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.
If you’re interested in working in a seafarer job, there are a number of physical attributes that you need to possess. It probably goes without saying that having good eyesight is a must to be able to work at sea, but did you know that seafarers must also pass a color blindness test?
If you’re not naturally organized it can be overwhelming always thinking about finding your next seafarer job vacancy. That’s why we’re looking at how to organize your search for jobs at sea. Because when you’re more organized you can concentrate on your current job and enjoy your shore leave more!
Have you ever noticed some people prefer to rant and rage whatever the situation? You’ve probably been on board with seafarers like that. But being nice improves life on a cargo ship. It’s a strength to be kind, not a weakness and it’ll make you the seafarer everyone wants to work with - and hire!
We know when you’re working in seafarer jobs you’re busy around the clock but for those moments when you do get some personal time in between watches or shifts, even though you’re miles away from land, there are still plenty of things you can do to chill out and keep yourself entertained.
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.
It’s not exactly a secret that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for living a happier and healthier life - and while many on land can suffer with sleep disorders such as insomnia, how do you cope if you struggle to get quality sleep while working in a seafarer’s job?
Often those working in seafarer jobs find they spend more time at sea than at home. This means as well as missing your family and friends, you also have to deal with practical issues from afar or in a short space of time when you’re ashore. So how can you cope with working away from home?
Autonomous ships and smart ships are buzzwords that have been doing the rounds in the maritime industry recently. And it’s not surprising that many have expressed concern for the future of seafarer jobs. But the rise of self sailing ships doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the mariner. Here’s why.
The maritime industry isn’t without its fair share of superstitions. One such sailor superstition has stood the test of time—the “true” beginning of your seaman career is marked by an age-old ceremony, Crossing the Line.
This year’s World Maritime Day theme is Empowering Women in the Maritime Community and so at Martide we thought it was only right to draw some attention to all of you women who are making their mark in this male dominated industry.
Whether you’re already working in a seafarer job, are thinking about pursuing a career in the maritime industry or you just have a fascination with all things merchant navy, it’s always interesting to see life onboard a container or cargo ship. Check out these 13 seafarer YouTube channels.
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.
At Martide we make it easier to apply for seafarer jobs through our maritime jobs board. If you’re a seafarer looking for jobs at sea who’s applied for a vacancy with us you need to know how you can keep track of your applications. That’s where the handy My Jobs feature comes in.
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.
If you’re a stay at home partner in a relationship where one of you is working away from home you don’t need us to tell you it can be hard. Some days you're fine yet other times you struggle to cope while your partner is living life on a cargo ship thousands of miles away. Here's how to handle it.
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.
A seafarer’s job is intense. You deal with a pressured environment with shifts and watches and you’re often cold and wet. You want your downtime to be the opposite. But how do you get to that happy place after months of working away in jobs at sea? We look at ways to de-stress when you get home.
Writing a seafarer resume that helps you stand out from the crowd is important if you want an employer or maritime recruitment agency to contact you instead of another similarly qualified seafarer hunting for the same seaman job vacancy as you. We take a look at what you need to include in yours.
The nature of the shipping industry means many of Martide’s clients operate globally. And the seafarers who apply for our seafarer jobs are located anywhere from Ukraine to China. This means conducting interviews face-to-face can be a real challenge - but Skype and Zoom interviews can save the day.
If you’re in a relationship and one of you is away for months at a time working in jobs at sea it can be hard on both of you, and for a variety of reasons. Martide looks at some practical ways that people who work in seafarer jobs - and their partners - can keep their relationship happy and healthy.
When it comes to finding jobs at sea some places might be more obvious than others. You know about seafarer jobs boards, maritime recruitment agencies and Facebook. In this post we’re looking at another social media website to find seafarer jobs: Twitter. Here’s how to create an account and profile.
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.
Working in seafarer jobs comes with many pluses. The travel, seeing nature at its most awe-inspiring, and the friendships created when working in jobs at sea. But like any job, whether on land or sea, there can be the odd downside. And one of those, as some seafarers will tell you, is homesickness.
Whatever stage you’re at in your search for seafarer jobs did you know that thanks to Martide you’re only 4 steps away from your next contract? And that’s all thanks to our easy to create seafarer profile and seafarer job vacancy board. Read on to find out how to create an online seafarer resume.
Jobs at sea are demanding. They take a certain person to cope with the physical aspect of the work. But being mentally strong as well as physically fit is crucial. So what do you do when someone on board’s behavior is sucking all the enjoyment and positivity out of your life on a container ship?
Writing a maritime resume isn’t something people do for fun. It’s time consuming, it can be hard to know what to include and what to omit, and checking for spelling errors is a pain. So we’re giving you a headstart by telling you 5 big mistakes people often make when writing a resume for a seafarer.
Have you written a maritime resume and found it hard to sell your skills without showing off? Boasting on a CV is a major turn off for most employers, including shipping companies and maritime recruitment agencies. But you still need to tell a potential employer what your strengths are. Here’s how.
There are so many different things to know when writing a maritime resume that it can be hard to get started. Not using cliches (“I’m a dynamic team player!”) is one, but it’s the basics you need to get down pat before you start tweaking your language. So here are 5 more big mistakes to avoid!
We make it easy for anyone looking for seafarer jobs to apply for vacancies. Create an online seafarer resume with a Martide User Profile and once you’ve filled in your information, that’s the one and only time you’ll ever have to do it. Here’s how to get started.
You're currently applying for seafarer jobs and have got some interviews lined up. That's great! But you need to be prepared. And with that in mind, we’ve put together some tips and tricks for things that you really should avoid if you want to nail that interview rather than blow it!
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.
Do you see yourself living life on a container ship? Are you considering a career in the maritime industry? Maybe you just want to know what life on a vessel is like? Our office-based coworker recently spent a week on a cargo ship and this is a unique insight into day-to-day life at sea.
If you get seasick you may hide it from fellow crew. But there’s no shame in admitting you struggle with this aspect of jobs at sea. Nelson was a sufferer and Charles Darwin spent as much time as possible during his five year voyage on the Beagle on land! Read Martide’s tips for beating seasickness.
Are you about to start writing a maritime resume? Perhaps you’re thinking about dusting off your current seafarer CV to apply for jobs at sea after a period onshore. Whatever stage in your sea career you are at, trash talking a former employer on your seafarer resume is a real no no! Here’s why.
Life on a container ship means perks of the job for seafarers - ones that people working in shore-based positions can only dream of. And one of those perks is the opportunity to visit new countries on shore leave. But how can you make the most of that often all too short, time on land?
As a seafarer a huge part of ensuring time onboard isn’t damaging your mental health is making the most of the camaraderie that comes with spending so much time with a small group of people. Having time alone to catch up with loved ones via social media is crucial, but so too is community spirit.
Social media and seafarers may not always make the best bed fellows. Life at sea is no longer “what happens at sea stays at sea” but there’s still the potential of unflattering photos and posts being seen by more than just your friends ashore and doing serious damage to your maritime career.
Are you interviewing for seafarer jobs? Martide are going to help you nail that interview, impress that employer, get that contract signed, and make you an all round superstar when it comes to winning jobs in the shipping industry with the second article in this series.
As a seafarer you know life on a cargo ship means being away from home for months at a time. It’s part of the job and a fact of life. Whether you’re 110% okay with it or you accept it as a necessary part of your career it can feel a little overwhelming at certain times of the year. Such as Christmas
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.