Press Release Archive - Recruitment

Fri, 12 May 2023

Yotspot hits top spot in yacht jobs

A rapidly expanding business that links workers with superyacht jobs has registered its 100,000th crew member. More

Wed, 26 Apr 2023

Navigating the high risk of yachting accidents

As more people purchase yachts, more crew are required to work on charters and for private owners. It's natural to wonder if the accident rate is increasing. More

Wed, 29 Mar 2023

Sustainability In The Superyacht Industry

Sustainability in the superyacht industry extends beyond hardware and materials. Industry professionals and seafarers alike are taking an active interest in living and maintaining sustainable lifestyles aboard super yachts. Sustainable living is the new buzzword in the world of yachting, and for good reason. With the increasing concern over climate change and the need to reduce our carbon footprint, industry professionals and seafarers alike are growing ever aware of their impact on planet ea... More

Wed, 22 Feb 2023

Battling The Cyber Security Threat At Sea

It’s no secret that staying safe while navigating the seas can be a perilous endeavor. But what is the yachting industry doing to battle cyber security for yachts? As with any online activities, there are measures that yacht owners and crew must take to ensure their data is secure and their vessels remain protected. Let’s take a look at some of these steps and explore how they help protect yacht owners and crew members alike. It is essential that yacht owners and crew take measures to protect... More

Tue, 01 Mar 2022

Annual Superyacht Survey - 2022

Welcome to the annual Superyacht Survey (2022) brought to you by Yotspot - The leading jobs board in the yachting industry.. and Faststream Recruitment Group . A total of 556 Superyacht Crew took part in this survey. It hasn’t been business as usual in the superyacht industry. In 2020 and the first half of 2021 yachts and crew were heavily impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many yacht itineraries were put on hold and some Captains and their crew found themselves facing period... More

Tue, 12 May 2020

HRCrew Angels continue to work their magic

In the ever changing circumstances following the outbreak of COVID-19, just to let you know, that HRCrew is very much operational, fully functional and working remotely with great resources, such as our database, video interviewing and team connection tools. The first quarter of 2020 was our busiest ever! We’ve made plenty of placements, from Captains to Interior crew, with many further placements in the pipeline. We are still servicing our own fleet yachts, as well as our additional lo... More

Tue, 16 Jul 2019

A Seafarers Mortgage

If you are a seafarer wishing to buy in the UK why won’t banks consider you for a mortgage? More

Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Stewardess Tips & Tricks

A collection of tips, tricks and hacks to help you find solutions to problems, and maybe be a little inspired to try different things too More

Fri, 17 May 2019

Dockwalking 101

The Med season is almost upon us, and the marinas will soon start filling up with boats returning from the Caribbean, or further afield. The end of a season for many is a time of upheaval and change – leaving a current yacht to move to another, or ashore. The beginning of the new season is a time when current and new crew are searching for their next position and the next adventure. Consequently, the docks can be flooded with hopeful crew, and you can quickly be lost in a sea of faces all wan... More

Mon, 02 Apr 2018

MSA is now running MCA Approved Engine Course

The Maritime Skills Academy is happy to announce it will be running the Approved Engine Course, starting April 2018. More

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

Faststream, welcome Nic Jones as new Group Marketing Manager

Global specialists in Maritime recruitment, Faststream, welcome Nic Jones as new Group Marketing Manager to their UK headquarters. Nic will be responsible for shaping the global recruitment group’s marketing strategy, particularly online with the imminent launch of three new job and industry insight websites for candidates and clients alike. Commenting on the new appointment of Nic, CEO Mark Charman said: “Nic brings a wealth of marketing experience and expertise from outside the... More

Thu, 05 Oct 2017

A Successful Busy Monaco Yacht Show

Thank you to everyone that made it to the Viking Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) stand during The Monaco Yacht Show. It is always a pleasure to meet new and current clients, candidates and crew we speak too regularly and ones that want to meet for the first time. The overall atmosphere of the show was very positive, with a great deal of optimism about the future. It proved to be another fantastic and very busy show. An exciting element of this year’s show was the airing of our new promo... More

Thu, 28 Sep 2017

Maritime Skills Academy Viking Recruitment sponsor winning GB Blind Sai...

The Great Britain Sailing team flew to Sheboygan on the 9th September 2017 to the Blind Sailing World Championships. Over the 5 racing days, the 4 teams came together to win an overall Gold and defended their world title. Here at the MSA and Viking, we have been keeping up to date with the day by day bulletins and couldn’t be prouder of all 4 teams. They truly deserve this after all the hard work and effort they put into training. Chairman Founder, Dieter Jaenicke said, “It has been a... More

Wed, 26 Jul 2017

How to Become A Housekeeper on a Superyacht – Experience Requirem...

Housekeeping on yachts and superyachts is a fantastic role to enter into whether you have lots, little or no experience. We have seen many successful candidates enter this role and work their way up to head of house or simply use the role as an entry position into the industry who have then gone onto becoming a Chief Stewardess for example. If you are looking at entering this career pathway, read on to discover what experience is beneficial and the requirements needed to be successful. ... More

Wed, 19 Jul 2017

What It’s Like To Work As Yacht Crew

Life as part of yacht crew certainly isn’t like any other so if you’re thinking about a career in the yachting industry, this is the blog post for you. From blissful morning coffees with a view to late night requests dragging you out of bed, yacht jobs certainly have their pros and cons. However all of this will give you an unforgettable experience like no other and is extremely rewarding. To really give insight into what its like to work as yacht crew, especially for anyone thinking about pu... More

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

An Introduction to the Maritime Industry

On Monday 26 June Curriculum Leaders, Head of Year 12, Career Coordinators and Education Advisers from across the county of Kent attended an Open Day at Viking Recruitment’s Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) in Dover, supported by Kent County Council and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Taking place during Seafarers Awareness Week, the Open Day was an opportunity to showcase training and career opportunities within the Maritime Industry. Year 12 students from the Goodwin Academy in D... More

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

Top 10 Interview Questions For Yacht Crew How To Answer Them

Whether it’s your first interview or fiftieth, it’s always a good idea turn up well rested and prepared. To help our crew candidates nail their next interview, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 most popular interview questions for working on yachts and superyachts with helpful tips on how to answer them.What about your current position do you dislike? With this question, it’s very important to remain professional but be honest. For example, a good answer would be “ I enjoy the yacht and... More

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

Ships Cook Certificate @ Secrets de Cuisine, Antibes

Last month Nikki travelled to Antibes to check out the awesome facilities at Secrets de Cuisine – a purpose built MCA-approved training centre offering career development and food safety courses to Superyacht Chefs. The centre also acts as a one stop shop for direct distribution of over 50,000 galley equipment items. Secrets de Cuisine is now offering a discount to all wilsonhalligan candidates looking to complete their Ships’ Cook Assessment and food safety courses. Read our latest blog ... More

Tue, 30 May 2017

STCW First Aid and Medical Training - Is it enough?

Is any course enough on its own? Liz Baugh, Medical Training Consultant from Red Square Medical, gives her views... My answer would be probably not. STCW First Aid and Medical Care courses are actually really well designed with all the essential topics covered and provide a good solid foundation, but once you return back on board the skill fade has already begun. After 4 or 5 weeks you feel confident, you can remember that to do Basic Life Support you need to push hard on the c... More

Thu, 25 May 2017

Working on Yachts Superyachts – What You Need to Know.

Thinking about a career off-shore? Dreaming of living the high life working on a superyacht? There are a host of different paths you can take; from deckhands and watersport instructors to steward/ess’, engineers and beauticians. Whichever route you decide to take, wilsonhalligan can assist you in your job search at every stage of your career but here we’ve compiled the basics of what you need to know when first starting out.Basic requirements for working onboard a yacht/superyacht: A good... More

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