Viking Recruitment

About Viking Recruitment

Viking Recruitment is a privately owned enterprise, with its state-of-the-art head office “Viking House” based near the busy Cruise port of Dover, United Kingdom. Other offices are located in:
Southampton – UK, Guernsey – Channel Islands, Manila – Philippines and Auckland – New Zealand.

We have been supplying Officers & Crew of all ranks and positions to Ship owners, Managers and Captains worldwide, since 1988. With some of the most prestigious names in the business using our services, we have exceptional experience and expertise of providing a quality source and supply service to the industry.

Utilising an extensive database of applicants, we specialise in recruiting high calibre, STCW certificated Officers and Crew, as well as hospitality, guest service and interior staff who are in ever-increasing demand in both the cruise and yacht sectors. Our knowledge and experience in this field has enabled us to provide a full Crew Management package extending our support to the Recruitment, Training, Travel and Operational needs of our international Clients.

Our Philosophy

The maritime industry has now entered the 21st century and Viking has positioned itself to be one of the leading players in the source and selection of Deck and Technical Officers and Hospitality / Guest Services professionals. Our mission reflects the belief that Viking exists primarily to meet the needs and demands of the maritime industry worldwide. We are committed to excellence and customer service, and are justifiably proud of our reputation as a consistently dependable source of quality individuals to the marine sector.

The commitment to excellence was originally endorsed by our approval by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance with a Quality Management System Standard for “Crew management services to the merchant navy, the wider marine industry and the commercial sector incorporating the requirements of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) where applicable.” Our attainment of the latest certificate of approval reference BS EN ISO 9001:2008 is an achievement which few companies in similar areas of business have been awarded.

Private Yachts

Viking Recruitment also offers a dedicated and personal service to the superyacht industry giving owners, Managers and Captains the confidence and peace of mind that the crew management of their yacht is hassle free and professionally operated. With our professional and knowledgeable team, Viking Recruitment bring expertise to the recruitment, training, travel and support of any crew related matter.

If you are seeking a career with some of the most prestigious superyachts in the business, we have a extensive portfolio of clients which can make your aspirations come true.
Completing a personal profile on our on-line database is the first step to achieving this goal.

What kind of crew are we looking for?

We are looking for well-experienced and qualified crew members for international passengers and for vessels with great itineraries throughout the world. All positions are contributing to the Company’s Mission, values, and strategic priorities by implementing the overall service principles of sincere Hospitality and company service standards.

You should be able and willing to provide highest level of service in a prompt, friendly and personalized manner, while having excellent communication skills. All combined with exceptional written and oral skills in an international environment and with various of Nationalities as for the Passenger and your fellow crew members. You should be well organized, have a positive, open minded personality and be stress-resistant at all times. We are looking for a “true” team player and not just an employee!

Fluent English is required, any additional European language – ideally German, French, Italian and/or Spanish – would be a big plus. Also required are outstanding computer skills with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and ideally MAPS.

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If this sounds like you, then your career at sea awaits – apply now through our Partner Connect, and attend one of the next recruiting events – registration under: on this page – participation free of charge and/or directly at:

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