• I've sent/handed in my CV to Sea Agency Ltd. Can you tell me if I have any chance for leaving on a ship ?

  • Only the information in a CV is not enough for evaluating the chances of departure. The evaluation takes place at the pre-selection interview for which you will get appointed by Sea Agency Ltd.
    Until the pre-selection interview this question has no use. After the pre-selection interview and that with the company's representative, the hiring company is in charge of the date of embarkation. We cannot anticipate an average waiting period either because it's not up to us.

  • What kind of job should I apply for as to leave earlier?

  • You should apply only for the jobs that you have qualification, skills and experience for. At the pre-selection interview we will provide you consultancy of vocational guidance. Basically, all jobs onboard cruise companies we represent require minimum of one year previous working experience in the field.

  • How much does it take until embarkation?

  • After youve been selected to work, your next step is to wait for a ship assignment. Your ship assignment is based on the business needs of the Company. The length of time you may wait for your ship assignment may be anywhere between a few days to several months. We as a Hiring partner do not have control over length of time you will wait for your ship assignment.

  • How much does it cost and how much do I need to pay?

  • Embarkation expenses vary from company to company (medical analyses, IMO certificates, travel expenses, cost for visas); they depend on the place of embarkation as well. Some companies pay part of the expenses, others do not. All selected candidates are informed about the expenses needed.

  • Can I apply for a certain company/ship?

  • Yes, you can. The decision of hiring someone is taken only by the company.

    Sea Agency is setting appointments for the pre-selection interviews depending on the time available and on priorities. Sea Agency will let you know the date and time of the interview by phone or e-mail.

  • I've sent my resume. How much does it take until the pre-selection interview?

  • We will do our best to make an appointment for a pre-selecting interview within of period of two weeks.

  • What's about promotions? How long I should wait until promotion, once I am onboard?

  • It is one of the common mistakes candidates and those already working onboard make. Promotions are not based on lenght of time spent onboard on a position you have been hired. It is based on your professionalism and performance.

  • What kind of documents do I need to prepare?

  • You need a CV and some pictures. Sea Agency Ltd will inform you in time about the next stages.

  • What is the pre-selection interview?

  • It is a discussion on professional subjects and motivation, eventually some tests for professional skills. The discussion is held in English and in the languages declared in the CV.

  • What is the IMO course?

  • From 1st February 2002, the certificates of IMO courses are required for embarkation on cruise ships, namely the following modules:

    • Personal Survival Techniques STCW Table A-VI/1-1
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting STCW Table A-VI/1-2
    • Elementary First Aid STCW Table A-VI/1-3
    • Personally Safety and Social Responsibilities STCW Table A-VI/1-4

For more details about IMO modules, click:International Maritime Organization

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