Stena Line has initiated a recruitment effort in the Irish Sea to fill up to 60 vacancies onboard its ships.
This is the first time the ferry firm has run a large-scale recruitment effort.
Onboard service assistants and chefs are needed, and the company will provide comprehensive training as well as free lodging and meals onboard.
The ‘Life Less Ordinary’ campaign emphasizes the unique work/life balance on offer, with 50% of time spent off.
The current recruitment process for diverse tasks as part of Stena Line’s crews at sea is being driven by the need to be prepared for increased consumer levels post-pandemic, according to the company.
Head of Onboard Sales and Services (OSS), Stephen Bryden said: “We are all familiar with the natural job re-evaluation that goes on at this time of the year but as we approach two years of dealing with effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus on career choices and in particular striking the right work/life balance has never been more acute .
“Whilst we appreciate that a life at sea isn’t feasible for everyone, the challenges of the last few years have shone a light on a variety of jobs and careers which have struck a chord with a lot of people.
“As the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, we believe Stena Line can offer a number of unique opportunities to people from a variety of backgrounds and experience to take up a new challenge in a sector of the travel industry which is posed to hopefully get back to and surpass its previous level.
“Currently we are looking for onboard service assistants and chefs which will be supported with full training as well as free accommodation and meals onboard.”
Stena Line is the Irish Sea’s largest ferry operator, with the largest fleet, operating routes such as mixed passenger and freight services from Belfast to Cairnryan and Liverpool, Dublin to Holyhead, and Rosslare to Fishguard.
It also offers a freight-only route between Belfast and Heysham, as well as up to 238 weekly sailing choices between the United Kingdom and Ireland.
With 12 crossings per week, Stena Line also offers a direct service from Rosslare to Cherbourg.
All roles receive comprehensive training and support. According to the organization, they offer solid long-term professional advancement as well as excellent job benefits. The deadline for applications is February 4, 2022. On Monday, February 14, 2022, there will be interviews and Open Days.