If you’re a seafarer looking for new jobs at sea, we’re pleased to say that you’ve come to the right place! At Martide we have a huge selection of maritime jobs that are ready and waiting for qualified mariners to apply to. As a user of the Martide smartphone app or website, you've probably already registered an account and created your User Profile.

But just in case you haven’t and you’re wondering how to do that, you can check out a how to guide right here.

If you haven't downloaded our app yet, you should do that right away. It's free, available for Android from Google Play and for iPhone from the App Store and lets you apply for jobs and track applications no matter where in the world you are.

But for this blog post, we’re going to be taking a closer look at that all-important topic of how to find your next (or maybe even your first!) maritime jobs on our website. Let’s get going:

How to find jobs at sea with Martide

First of all, log into your account at martide.com using your email address and password. You will see your Profile page, which looks something like this:

A seafarer's profile page on the Martide website

To start your job search click Find Jobs at the top of the page:

Martide website showing the seafarer'sFind Jobs page

You will then be taken directly to our maritime jobs at sea page, which will look something like this:

Martide website showing the seafarer's Find Jobs page

Here you can look for careers at sea by scrolling down the page or by typing a position into the Search Box and hitting enter. In our example below we’ve searched for ship’s cook jobs. You can enter more than one position if you’re one of those talented people who holds more than one set of skills!

While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for notifications when more jobs at sea with your search terms are posted by clicking the blue Subscribe to this search button at the bottom of the page. You’ll then be sent alerts for the new open maritime  jobs meaning you can stay one step ahead of your competitors!

Page on Martide's website showing seafarer's how to subscribe to a job search

How to apply for our jobs at sea

When you find a job you‘d like to apply for, click on the position. That will take you to a page showing the vacancy’s details, like this:

Page on Martid's website showing a job description


This page will show you at a glance all the information you need to know about the vacancy including the shipping company, vessel type, estimated change date, vessel name, engine type, DWT, ECDIS, fleet size and contract length. The little blue clock icon means the change date is close so don’t delay! Apply for the job by clicking the blue Apply button at the bottom of the page.

You’ll then be taken to this page:

Martide website page showing seafarers how to apply for a job

The good news is that when you created your User Profile and uploaded your documents, all of this information was saved and is automatically filtered into your job application meaning you don’t have to enter it all again. That way it’s super quick and easy to apply for careers at sea with just a couple of clicks of your mouse!

If you want to edit any of your information you can do so by clicking the little Pen icon next to each entry. As a maritime recruitment agency, we also recommend that you write a short cover message to the shipping company - you can do that in the blank text box further down the page.

When you’re happy that your information is correct and your message shows you in the best possible light, click the Apply button and your application will be sent to the employer. It really is as easy as that!

Once you’ve applied for the jobs at sea you’re interested in, don’t forget to keep track of your application! To find out how to do that, take a look at our user guide to the My Jobs function here.

Or for further tips and how tos for seafarers looking for careers at sea, why not check out our blog posts How to Write a CV for the Maritime Industry, How to Prepare for an Interview in the Maritime Industry and How to Prepare for a Skype Interview in the Maritime Industry.

Good luck with your job search!