We are so proud to launch Marine People as a specialist for the global maritime recruitment market. Working within the industry for several years we saw a genuine need to do things a little differently. Over months and years this desire to change maritime recruitment for the better has given us the ability to launch a business that we believe will not only allow us to recruit the best talent globally, but also complement our client’s workforce development strategies. We started with the tagline: Recruit, Retain, Develop, Diversify and we built a business around it.
Having been in global maritime recruitment for many years we have a genuine passion for it. The entire process is just so rewarding. Done right, you deliver your client an experienced candidate, meaning their project is delivered on time, and you facilitate a career move and opportunity, often a relocation, that genuinely changes someone’s life, it’s worth getting out of bed for in the morning! However, we believe that this isn’t the whole story. What if we can work with our clients to develop their workforce, retain their workforce and positively affect engineering diversity, as well as recruit?
We are already experts in international maritime recruitment, but this desire to do more led us to partner with IMarEST, the international professional body and learned society for marine professionals with over 20,000 members across 128 countries. Working in partnership with Marine People the IMarEST helps organisations to upskill and develop their employees by offering continuing professional development opportunities, professional qualifications, education and training. Supporting lifelong learning for their employees helps organisations to improve performance, strengthen their reputation and attract, develop and retain the best in the industry. Added to recruit we think this is an innovative and exciting proposition.
We also have a genuine passion for positively increasing diversity within maritime engineering. We are all aware at the stubbornly slow progress in increasing the number of females, as an example, within maritime engineering. Returners programmes and job design can have a genuinely enormous impact. As global maritime recruitment experts, it is our obligation to ensure that we provide the best talent pool for our clients, this can only ever be achieved with a diverse one.
I mentioned that we started with the tagline Recruit, Retain, Develop, Diversify. This really captures who we are and what is important to us. We are recruiting the best maritime talent globally, providing the best service to our clients and candidates to set us apart from the start. We are working with clients to retain these candidates, as well as their existing workforce, we know how important people are. We are working with our clients to develop their workforce to give them a competitive edge and, and finally we are working with clients, industry bodies and influencers to diversify the talent pool for the current and future global maritime market. We have a position in helping to build an experienced, sustainable and globally leading workforce, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!