We will support you through your career pathway
The SYR team brings together more than 20 years of maritime industry recruitment experience which allows us to offer an unrivalled knowledge of the global superyacht market, so if you are coming ashore, looking for the next progression or even for a complete change of career we can help.
New to the superyacht industry? No problem! Our vision has always been to shake up the superyacht recruitment world and we are working hard to introduce talent from industries such as automotive, aerospace and other exciting sectors, a move that is helping to push innovation in shoreside yachting through projects such as electric craft, foils and new materials usage.
In just over two years we’ve made over 100 placements, 22 of them have come from outside of the marine industry. Of those 22 candidates, most have never even stepped foot on a boat, yet they’ve brought huge levels of knowledge and understanding to the design, engineering and build of craft in our sector. Our mission is to increase this percentage to be closer to 50% therefore introducing new exciting talent and ideas to a very traditional industry.
We offer our candidates the following services:
We specialise in high value, high performance and innovative maritime technology and offer recruitment in the following shoreside sectors:
- C-Suite / Directors
- Brokerage & Charter
- Design, Naval Architecture & Engineering
- Sales & Marketing
- Technical Crew
If you’ve worked onboard a superyacht you will have many transferrable skills that are highly sought after in the shoreside superyacht industry. Yacht crew develop great communication and time management skills, as well as the flexibility to adapt to ever-changing situations. Prospective employers will also appreciate your varied life experiences so think how these could be applied to a future role – this will help to set you apart from other candidates.
If you were a chief stew or captain, you will have management experience, people management experience, exceptional attention to detail, great customer service skills and maybe even the ability to speak a second language.
We can help you identify where your existing skills and experience can take you next. If you want to take a slightly different career path but don’t currently have the requisite qualifications take a look at our Training Partners and see what courses they offer.
CV & Profile Support
01. Your CV - What You Can Do
Your CV is often the first thing that prospective employers see, so make sure it gives a great impression by checking and re-checking it for spelling and grammatical errors.
02. Your CV - How We Can Help
We have collectively reviewed thousands of CVs and understand exactly what clients are looking for.
We can review your CV and help you tailor it to maximise your chance of success.
In fact, we’ve written a whole article on CV advice. Take a look here.
03. Your Online Profile
LinkedIn is the number one online networking platform. Make sure your profile is up to date and that you are connected with colleagues who can recommend you. We can advise which companies and industry experts to connect with and offer tips on how to raise your online profile so that you start getting noticed.
Employers will usually search for candidates on LinkedIn and will check to see if the online profile matches the CV on their desk – make sure they tell the same story!
Maritime Training Academy
The Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance-learning marine diplomas offering an unrivalled combination of flexibility, support, expertise and industry affiliations.
All of the maritime courses in their diverse portfolio are written and directed by experts in their field.
The UKSA are a youth education and maritime training charity based in Cowes, Isle of Wight. They provide a unique environment and exceptional opportunities for everyone, focusing on both practical and life skills.
Their careers students also benefit from their unmatched mentoring service and realistic advice about the incredible opportunities available within the maritime industry.
Working Across Borders And International Waters
We have experience in placing candidates all over the world and know what it takes to make a successful international move.
We can offer advice and guidance on the entry requirements for a range of worldwide locations.