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Contracts to Careers: Find Jobs at Sea with Martide

Contracts to Careers: Find Jobs at Sea with Martide

Eve Jones

It doesn’t matter whether you’re thinking of embarking (of course this pun was intended!) upon one of the many 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 open seafarer jobs for all ranks and levels of experience.

We work with some of the shipping industry’s most prestigious small to medium sized shipowners and ship management companies, meaning you can be sure that any contract you sign will be with a company who has your best interests as a seafarer at heart.

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For example, at any given time, we’re usually looking to find qualified seafarers to fill our jobs in the shipping industry which include Chief Engineer jobs, Shipfitters, Ordinary and Able Seaman jobs, Junior Electricians, Chief Officer jobs, Chief Cook jobs and many more jobs at sea.

No matter which one of the seafarer ranks you are, whether you’re an Oiler or Master, if you don't already have one, we encourage you to create an account with Martide as soon as you’ve finished reading this blog post and take a look at our vacancies!

From contract to career: find jobs at sea with Martide

We know that as a qualified seafarer looking for jobs in the shipping industry you have plenty of choice when it comes to finding a manning agent or maritime recruitment agent to help you find employment. So why should you choose Martide?

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We think it’s simple: here at Martide we’re a small team of shipping industry experts who have a deep knowledge of the very specific ins and outs of maritime recruitment. We know what ship owners and managers are looking for in their crew - and they trust us to deliver the right person for their jobs at sea.

And that person could be you.

We are also experienced in matching the right candidates to the right seafarer jobs and will do everything we can within our power to secure you your ideal crewing contract.

Martide makes it easier to find your ideal seafarer job

In fact, when you sign up for a Martide account and create your seafarer profile, our system allows you to enter your preferences when it comes to finding your next maritime job, giving you a much better chance of signing a contract that suits you, your skills and your personal needs.

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For example, in your seafarer profile you can:

  • State your preferred minimum and maximum DWT
  • State your preferred minimum and maximum engine
  • State your preferred minimum and maximum salary
  • State what your preferred contract length would be
  • Enter your readiness date
  • Select your preferred vessel types

That means no matter if you’re looking for a new Masters position, Chief Engineer jobs, or entry level cargo ship jobs, the vessel types you feel most comfortable working on, and your ideal contract length will be taken into account.

Read more: Tips for Finding Entry level Cargo Ship Jobs

screenshot of the Martide app for seafarers on a smartphone

Enjoy an interesting and varied career in jobs at sea

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to become an Ordinary Seaman, a Pumpman or a Wiper on a fully cellular container ship or a Second Engineer on a bulk carrier, we are currently looking for licensed seafarers for a variety of merchant navy ranks on different vessels, and in different parts of the world.

We are also looking for crew members who can fulfill contracts of different lengths, so whether a four month contract would suit you or you’re looking for something a little longer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Details of contract lengths can be found in our  jobs in the shipping industry crewing board.

cargo ship on the ocean at sunset

Finding seafarer jobs is simple with our app

The team at Martide understands that, as a seafarer, you’re less likely to be chained to your desk and computer than we are! That’s why we asked our Development Team to find a way to make it easier for you to find jobs at sea when you’re on the move.

Their answer was to create the Martide mobile app which is exclusively for use by seafarers. The app is simple to use and has all of our jobs in the shipping industry listed on it making it just like a maritime recruitment agency in your pocket!

Apply for jobs and line up contracts with just a few clicks on your smartphone or tablet!

The other great thing about the Martide app for seafarers is that you can use it to stay in touch with Martide, manning agents and shipowner employers through the inbuilt messaging system.

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It’s really handy for knowing exactly what’s happening with your contract or job application, as well as for keeping up to date with crew change dates and other essential information.

Read more: Find Jobs at Sea with the Martide Mobile App

Seafarers: set sail in jobs at sea today

From entry level cargo ship jobs to Marine Engineer jobs at sea, if you’re currently looking for a new position, or you want to line a contract up in the not too distant future, take a look at our jobs at sea and see if we have the rank and contract that suits you.

Applying for seafarer jobs through Martide couldn’t be easier either: found one or more maritime jobs you like the look of? If you have an account simply hit the Apply button at the foot of the job description. You can apply for as many jobs as you like too.

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If you haven't already registered with Martide, register  an account, create your seafarer profile (it's quick, easy and free to do) and then send us your application.

Best of all, once you’ve uploaded your information into your seafarer profile, you won’t need to do it again unless you change something or want to upload a new document. Every time you apply for one of our jobs in the shipping industry, the employer or manning agent will be able to see your profile, so that they can then decide whether to get in touch with you.

It’s automated, it’s simple, it’s user friendly, it’s fast and it’s easy.

It’s also much less hassle than creating a seafarer resume and cover letter and emailing those out each time you want to apply for a vacancy!

smartphone showing the Martide mobile seafarer resume app with seafarer jobs on the screen

You can create your seafarer profile either on our website or through the mobile app. The app is completely free for seafarers and Android users can download it from Google Play while iPhone users should visit the Apple Store.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

This post was originally published on February 20th 2019 and updated on May 20th 2020