In support of a buoyant marine sector, the Marina Industries Association (MIA) in partnership with the Boating Industry Association (BIA) and Superyacht Australia has launched Marine Jobs.
Marine Jobs is an online ‘career centre’ designed to make it easier for employers to advertise vacancies and for people to find the right job for them in the marine industry.
This new industry jobs platform provides a range of career resources, including information on apprenticeships and industry training, writing a resume and preparing for an interview.
“Until now there hasn’t been a single recruitment website that the marine industry could go to and find every job available in the marine sector. Using generic platforms is completely unsatisfactory, and often results in literally hundreds of unqualified applications to sift through”, said Suzanne Davies, MIA CEO upon the launch of the site, adding that, “Marine Jobs offers a place where like-minded employers and job seekers can connect”.
Employers can quickly and easily post opportunities to the Jobs Board in the same way they currently post opportunities on platforms such as SEEK. Job seekers can anonymously post their resume to the board while remaining in complete control over which employers they reveal their information to.
BIA Co-General Manager Nik Parker said, “It’s another example of the type of practical career support we provide to the industry. It will be available to non-member businesses also, but MIA, BIA and Superyacht Australia members will receive a significant discount in recognition of their ongoing commitment to their association.”
CEO of Superyacht Australia David Good said, “Australians are some for the most sought after superyacht crew, making up about 25 per cent of all international crew or around 14,000 mostly young Australians. It is important that this experience is not completely lost to the marine industry when they decide to return home to Australia. Marine Jobs will be able to connect these experienced seafarers to marine employers, so this experience is harnessed back into the Australian Marine Industry.”
Marine Jobs is powered by a specialist jobs board provider which delivers such online recruitment solutions to over 3000 industry associations worldwide.