Happy 2nd Birthday To SYR!

  • Posted January 31, 2023

It’s hard to believe that two years have passed and SYR is celebrating its 2nd birthday! It has been an incredible journey so far, incredibly rewarding for the majority and incredibly stressful at times, but that’s the joy of owning your own business, right?

In February 2022, on our first birthday, I said that “We want to challenge the industry. We want to give back and support the grassroots side of yachting. We want to grow, continuing our international presence and offering flexible and relevant services not only in recruitment but in data, surveys and marketing support.”

I’m proud and amazed that we’ve achieved all of that and so much more! In the last 12 months we have:

  • played a key role in one of the industry’s largest research projects on diversity and inclusivity within the superyacht world, in collaboration with Boat International.
  • pledged a £21,000 donation to UKSA to work with them over the next three years as they support young people, particularly from diverse backgrounds, to discover and hopefully pursue a maritime career.
  • partnered with YPY UK giving us a relevant platform to offer advice, guidance and open up opportunities to the up and coming talent in the industry.
  • attended 17 industry events.
  • doubled the size of the SYR team.
  • increased revenue by nearly 50%.
  • helped over 100 candidates across four continents find a new career.
  • connected with over 2,000 new followers on LinkedIn (hello to the 3,000+ people following our journey!).
  • engaged, as a team, with a collective 42,000+ industry professionals on LinkedIn.
  • successfully launched the Superyacht Supper Club,
  • created a brand new website that makes navigating the recruitment process a whole lot easier, whether you are looking to hire or seeking your next role.

None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the SYR team who have consistently been doing what they do best; working with the finest companies, sourcing the greatest candidates and posting the most awesome career opportunities.

My vision has always been to shake up the superyacht recruitment industry and it really feels like SYR is more than just a Shoreside Superyacht Recruiter now.

Here’s to many more years of growth and success!

View From The Desk – January

  • Posted January 30, 2023

Welcome to the latest SYR View From The Desk

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TEAM UPDATES

ED | CEO | ed@superyachtrecruiter.com

It’s great to be back from the Christmas and New Year break and I find myself back in the thick of recruitment due to such a huge influx of new roles.
All desks have taken on new positions in the last week and we’ve also seen a big increase in candidate applications across the board. January is a great time to be job hunting, so get in touch if you’d like to discuss your next career move.

Yacht Accounts Manager
A fantastic opportunity for a Yacht Accounts person or Purser seeking a shore based move to join a Hampshire based yacht management brand with an enviable reputation.
Working with a busy fleet of yachts, you’ll oversee the financial management of your assigned fleet ensuring their ongoing smooth financial running and working with the crew and external stakeholders to provide accurate reports.
This is a full time, office based role that would appeal to a self-starter with ambitions for long term career growth. To apply click here

SIMON | SENIOR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – BROKERAGE, MANAGEMENT & NEW BUILD | simon@superyachtrecruiter.com

The current market focus is centred around operations and management roles, so any Yacht and Operations Managers looking for their next career step are encouraged to come forwards; opportunities exist in the UK, the Med and the US across all experience levels. The charter market is beginning to move again, with a flurry of requests for experienced brokers; if that’s you please reach out to learn more about charter roles in Q1.

Yacht Manager – South of France

A boutique management company is looking for a Yacht Manager due to growth in their fleet. Existing experience is required and a strong knowledge of ISM would be advantageous. This is an office-based position with travel, so you must be in commutable distance to Antibes. An exciting opportunity to be part of the growth and development of the managed service, as the client is seeking proactive collaboration with the YM to define the client services. There is also a career roadmap to develop your own position, plus a generous package and salary. Interviewing now! To apply click here

BEN | SENIOR CONSULTANT – YACHTBUILDING | ben@superyachtrecruiter.com

I will be attending Boot Düsseldorf from the 24th-26th January this year.
This being the 1st time I have visited Boot Düsseldorf, I am looking forward to seeing how it measures up against the other annual industry events, such as METS, SIBS and Cannes Yachting Festival.

I will be more than happy to meet with any prospective clients or candidates looking to understand more about the opportunities with SYR and our wider services. If you are attending and keen to talk, please drop me an email at ben@superyachtrecruiter.com

Project Managers – UK and Europe
With the industry picking up where it left off in 2022, I am currently on the look out for experienced Project Managers across both the UK and Europe.
If you have experience, or believe you have the right credentials in a project management capacity across either; Superyacht Tenders, Sail/Motor or Electric vessels, please get in contact. We have a number of exciting clients seeking project management professionals in 2023 and I would welcome the opportunity to speak with interested candidates looking for a new challenge.

CURTIS | SENIOR CONSULTANT – TRADES | curtis@superyachtrecruiter.com

As expected, the New Year has brought about plenty of new work with our clients looking for skilled trades. My desk has been super busy working on requirements across Europe and along the south coast of the UK.
I have ongoing projects in Spain, France, Sweden, Italy and plenty of work in Southampton, Portsmouth and Poole. As always, I am keen to speak with all skilled trades about these opportunities – maybe this year is the time you look for a better-paid position? Or do you want to get into contracting? Whatever you are looking for we will be able to help find it.

Infusion Laminators – Italy (contract or perm)
I am looking for people with a great level of knowledge in the resin infusion process, from a boatbuilding background, to help our client bring the infusion process in-house. You will be working on some visually stunning yachts, setting up and performing the infusion of hulls, decks and components. If this sounds like a good fit for your skills/experience and you can live/work in Italy – I would love to hear from you! To apply click here

LAUREN | RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN & ENGINEERING | lauren@superyachtrecruiter.com

As we start the new year the demand for candidates across the Naval Architecture and Design Sector is forever growing, with niche roles in both commercial and luxury Superyachts. With numerous roles out there at the moment, the candidate market is thriving with new and experienced talent.

I have recently started a project aimed at working with graduates, universities and local career fairs to encourage and advise the upcoming generations on the ever changing maritime industry. Make sure to keep an eye out on upcoming developments and where we will be next!

Design Office Manager – France
An internationally renowned company for ocean cruising and sail boats is now looking to take on a Design Office Manager based in France.
We are looking for someone to contribute to the creation of an exceptional, high-performance and stylish product, by working on the most cutting-edge technologies and with some of the leading experts in this field. To apply click here

SYR, more than just Shoreside Superyacht Recruitment

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Happy 2023! This is the start of a BIG year for SYR.

Ed Ewer has long held a passion for inspiring young people to join the yachting world and we will be working on a number of initiatives this year as we develop our partnership with the UKSA.

Also, in collaboration with the Maritime Training Academy, Lauren Brown will be attending university career fairs. Targetting the next generation, Lauren will be offering, not only careers advice and guidance, but a real insight into the scope of opportunities within the superyacht industry .

We have a couple of exciting projects in the pipeline focusing on diversity. Watch this space.

This year we are the Gold Sponsors for the Young Professionals in Yachting allowing us to engage with the brightest minds to get a fresh perspective on global industry issues.

And we will continue to bring you all together with our Superyacht Supper Club networking events both in the UK and (drumroll…) abroad!

Of course, on top of all of this, SimonBenCurtisLauren and Ed will be working with the best companies, sourcing the greatest candidates and posting the most awesome career opportunities.

SYR, more than just Shoreside Superyacht Recruitment.

View From the Desk – December

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Welcome to the latest SYR View From The Desk

The team will be taking a well-earned break from Wednesday 21st December until Tuesday 3rd January so we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

TEAM UPDATES

ED | CEO | ed@superyachtrecruiter.com

November saw a bit of a slowdown in applications and new enquiries, however as we’ve entered December the number of new roles and indeed applications has been gather some real pace. We expect to see a very strong finish to 2022 and an equally positive start to 2023.

We have seen a host of new sales roles inbound, showing faith in the long term potential of the market, with clients looking to grow their commercial teams in response to a busy market appetite. Ambitious salespeople required!

Sales Manager – Software

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with one of the leaders in international yachting media, supporting their yachting intelligence platform. Hybrid working from their London office, the role will suit a hunter-style salesperson with a keen interest in overachieving targets and networking across the industry.

The role comes with a great salary and commission package plus a chance to travel internationally on a regular basis.  To apply click here

LAUREN | RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – DESIGN & ENGINEERING | lauren@superyachtrecruiter.com

With Christmas fast approaching, it is a great opportunity to look back and reflect on this year’s achievements, trails and tribulations.

The demand for candidates across the Naval Architecture and Design Sector has flourished over the course of 2022, with niche roles in both commercial and luxury Superyachts.

With numerous roles out there at the moment, heading into the new year is a great opportunity to look for your next career move. Celebrate the start 2023 with the excitement of a new job.

Calling all Structural Engineers in the Yachting Industry!

A great opportunity to join a company making waves within the industry, as well as working in close collaboration with some of the top specialists in the engineering of Yachts. From project conception to delivery, operation and refit, this is the perfect role for an ambitious and experienced Structural Engineer.  To apply click here

CURTIS | SENIOR CONSULTANT – TRADES | curtis@superyachtrecruiter.com

As we wrap up a busy 2022 in the boatbuilding sector, with companies seeing huge demand to fulfil record order books, SYR is already looking into projects for 2023, which promises to be another record-breaking year.

With work across all areas of the industry, from production, refits, servicing, and aftersales/warranty, the job market for those with skilled trades has never been better!

With the start of 2023 on the horizon, it is the perfect time to reach out and see what opportunities are out there – So, please get in touch to see what options we have for you in the New Year.

Aftersales Technician

I am currently looking for a skilled Marine Engineer/Technician to work as an aftersales technician on a range of motor yachts up to 40m. In this position, you will get to travel to some of Europe’s leading yacht destinations and perform a range of servicing, refit and maintenance tasks.

Working in this environment requires a lot of skill/experience, ideally from a refit or warranty background, there is a great package in place with a company bonus scheme and allowance for overnight stays.

If you are a Marine Engineer looking for an exciting job, with international travel, then this could be the perfect one for you. To apply click here

SIMON | SENIOR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – BROKERAGE, MANAGEMENT & NEW BUILD | simon@superyachtrecruiter.com

The desk remains busy with opportunities in operations, yacht management and technical in the UK and EU. Experienced sales and charter brokers are in demand across the management company sector, so please do reach out if you are considering options in 2023

The recently announced partnership between SYR and MTA will create exciting opportunities for both candidates and clients alike, so i’m looking forward to helping all parties leverage the skills and diplomas obtained by newly qualified candidates.

Charter Manager

I am working in close partnership with a leading Charter brand in London representing a number of exciting yachts in the 25-50m sector. This Charter Manager role will be London based and offers a strong salary and uncapped commission structure.

With a passion for the industry, you will ideally have worked in a similar role before and be confident in dealing with clients, brokers and owners in a professional manner, constantly considering the commercial opportunities of each conversation.

If you are an experienced Charter Manager and would like to discuss the role in further details, we would love to hear from you. To apply click here

BEN | RECRUITMENT MANAGER & SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT | ben@superyachtrecruiter.com

The market for experienced production and project managers is starting to heat up for early 2023 and I have a number of opportunities available throughout Europe, remote and other locations.

Another area of interest would be for individuals in production management within composite builds. Many of our clients have had a dramatic increase in orders off the back of the various yacht shows over the past few months, with a demand for experienced candidates within production/technical management.

With the Christmas break fast approaching, many clients are reflecting on a busy year and setting plans for further growth in 2023. If you are seeking opportunities to further develop your career and test yourself in new surroundings, please do get in contact for an overview of our current opportunities or just an informal chat to see where we can offer our advice and support.

Finance Director

I am currently seeking an experienced Finance Director to work with a leading brand within the maritime industry. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage the financial operations of this exciting brand with a good knowledge within PE, VC and Corporate Finance.

The role will entail the management and structure of financial operations, along with supporting and providing valued input to the senior management team and further growth of the business.

The role will be primarily London based with some travel required to their Hampshire office.  To apply click here

View From The Desk – November

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Welcome to the latest SYR View From The Desk

What a busy few months we’ve had; Cannes, SIBS, Monaco and METS took us all out of the office for a few days and we were delighted to host our inaugural Superyacht Supper Club event with our sponsors MIMO Connect and Heirlooms.

This was a great opportunity to meet with key influencers within the Superyacht industry. The event was a resounding success and we certainly managed to see value across such topics as; client/supplier collaborations, recruitment trends, career advice and general brainstorming in a relaxed informal environment.

We would highly encourage anyone who didn’t manage to attend our first event to get your name down early for what will be a regular and valued industry event moving forward. The December event is now sold out but by following us on eventbrite you will automatically be notified when the next date is organised.

If you are interested in becoming a Superyacht Supper Club sponsor or host please get in touch.

As we come to the end of the calendar year, we’re continuing to experience strong enquiries on new roles across all areas. Within executive search we are noticing that many employers are looking to bolster their top teams through new C-Suite appointments. This is most prevalent in the yacht building sector.

Alongside recruitment projects, I’m also hard at work on developing a number of other initiatives that will further promote skills development and also address the massive elephant in the room right now, diversity!

To end the newsletter on a high note we’ve have just clicked past 2,000 followers on LinkedIn.  If you already follow us we really appreciate your support and if you don’t follow us yet what are you waiting for? FOLLOW US

TOP JOBS FROM THE TEAM

ED | CEO | ed@superyachtrecruiter.com

We’re seeking a General Manager to lead a European superyacht marina.

Managing a state of the art facility with capacity for yachts up to 150m and a host of on-site retail and residential properties, this role requires a commercially astute individual with previous experience in a service driven superyacht business.  You’ll be tasked with continued occupancy growth, development of the overall site and continuing to build a world class customer experience. An excellent package is on offer. APPLY HERE

 

LAUREN | RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – DESIGN & ENGINEERING | lauren@superyachtrecruiter.com

We are working with a fantastic brand, based in London, that work to procure OS&E/FF&E for the UHNW sector. Part of a broader international organisation, the company have experienced strong growth across all markets and the London team continue to go from strength to strength.

Due to this expansion they now seek a Project Manager for their Yacht Interiors department. This is an amazing opportunity to join an internationally reputable company at such a pinnacle time in their journey. APPLY HERE

CURTIS | SENIOR CONSULTANT – TRADES | curtis@superyachtrecruiter.com

Our client is leading the change in marine propulsion systems, looking for a Control Systems Software Engineer to be part of this positive change. The company has developed an all-electric powertrain for yachts, widely introduced into the automotive sector and it’s about time the yacht sector had the same electric revolution.

This is a huge opportunity to join an exciting company in its formative years, with excellent backing and a strong forward pipeline of work, there is fantastic future progression. APPLY HERE

 

SIMON | SENIOR RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT – BROKERAGE, MANAGEMENT & NEW BUILD | simon@superyachtrecruiter.com

Head of Learning & Development – leading an influential business unit delivering tailored programmes to UHNW clients, you’ll have a strong background in business development, project management experience and budget/P&L responsibility.

A very challenging but hugely rewarding leadership role within one of the most respected management companies internationally. Package reflects the senior status of the role. APPLY HERE

BEN | RECRUITMENT MANAGER & SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT | ben@superyachtrecruiter.com

Currently I am seeking an experienced Head of Manufacturing for an exciting boat builder based in the Netherlands. The Head of Manufacturing will be an influential part of the senior management team driving operational process and improvements of the site and a point of contact for the department heads. You will be the link between the office and the floor and will report directly to the CEO. APPLY HERE

Q&A with Matthew Elliott, Global Account Manager, Maritime Training Academy

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Following the recent announcement of our training and development partnership with the Maritime Training Academy, we asked Matthew Elliott, Global Account Manager, a bit more about the MTA and its courses, why you would want to undertake an MTA course and the future career potential following completion.

How long have you worked for the MTA and what is it that gives you such passion to represent them and sell their courses?

I have worked at MTA now for 5 years and enjoy it more every day. I take pride in selling our courses because it is a product that I truly believe in. I see everyday how our courses can help students and it is great seeing them progress through the ranks post studying. One of the job highlights is traveling around the world to yacht shows and being able to represent the company and meet our students. We focus on providing a personal service and try to go that extra mile for our clients and students.

On average, how many courses do the MTA run each year and how many individuals enrol on them?

We currently have 26 Diploma courses and a number of short courses. Our student numbers vary depending on the course, we get up to 60 students each year on our Diplomas. Each course has an annual start date, there is always a good time to enrol and begin studying.

Do you find that course attendees come from a specific area of the industry?

Mainly onboard, we have a huge number of students studying with us who are either looking to study something such as Superyacht Operations to improve their knowledge and learn more about the onboard operations involved. Or, we have a lot of students onboard who are looking to move into a shore based role within the near future and study anyone of our shore based Diploma courses.

An example being a Captain who has worked onboard for 15 years, who is now looking to be closer to home and study the Superyacht Management Diploma. They can achieve their goal of moving shoreside, but at the same time be able to put their onboard experience to good use. That experience will ideally help in their future role, but will also help in whichever course they choose.

What is your most popular course?

We have a lot of courses throughout the maritime industry, they range from Maritime Law to Maritime Firefighting. Currently our Superyacht courses are proving to be the most popular. The two courses that get the most attention are Superyacht Management and Yacht Brokerage.

You have some incredible lecturers on your courses from all corners of the industry. Do you also work with governing bodies and recognised industry associations to ensure that your courses remain current and in line with wider qualifications?

We know how important it is for our students to have a qualification that they feel will help within their career, meaning recognition is an important aspect when it comes to choosing which training provider and which course to study. Our Course Authors and Directors are all working within the industry so they know the information that our students need.

Because of this, we have a lot of support. Our superyacht courses are recognized by various leading companies such as Camper & Nicholson, Burgess, RINA, IMAREST, PYA, Ocean Independence. We have many students working for the biggest yachting companies who value the support we are able to give and reputation an MTA Diploma carries within the industry.

What can a course attendee expect from an MTA course in terms of learning, support and post-course career opportunities?

Students will enjoy full support throughout their course. It is up to the student to make time for their studies and they will need to dedicate a good amount of time to complete the course. However, we have a Training team on hand who are dedicated to giving the student support. There is always someone that the student can reach out to whether that is over the phone or via email.

We are there to help if the student needs help, or if they simply want to reach out for some advice. We also give our students access to our LinkedIn group and Facebook community, this gives them a platform to reach out to other students on their course. It is great for networking and we have had students find their current job roles based on these groups.

What do you offer in terms of pre-course and post-course careers support?

We offer advice and can help a student pick the right course for them in the initial stages, and our Training team are on hand throughout the students journey when completing their course. But, post-course we are always looking for ways to improve our service, which is why we are very excited to work with SYR.  We feel this will benefit our students massively and offer them that post-course career support that we know they are looking for.

Do you find that having an MTA course on a CV is leading to candidates enjoying a higher chance of success?

From our point of view, it’s a simple yes. I am very lucky in the fact that I get to travel around the world and meet with various yacht management companies, crew agencies, shipyard manager etc. When I speak with them, the feedback I get is that they take candidates very seriously if they have an MTA Diploma. We can’t promise students their dream jobs, but we can provide a course that will help their careers and certainly lead to more opportunities within the industry, and get that dream job! Whether that is progressing their superyacht career, or helping them get their first role within the industry.

Mid & Late career retraining and upskilling is becoming more and more popular, especially in the post-COVID era. Do you see a lot of your course attendees looking to bolster their skills within their existing role, or taking part on a course on the basis of seeking new employment?

We have all types of individuals on our courses at various stages of their career, we have students who are new to the industry and looking to find their first job role within the industry, they may be struggling to find that role so they are looking to show potential employers their commitment to self-development by studying our courses. We also have individuals who have many years of experience within the industry and are now looking for an industry recognized qualification to add on their CV alongside their experience.

We also have individuals who are enjoying retirement and simply like to read our course material. Our courses are updated annually with any changes and developments that are happening within the industry, so a lot of student’s study with us to simply update themselves on the latest industry knowledge.

What’s in the pipeline for the MTA moving forwards in terms of product offering?

We are always looking on ways that we can improve a students experience with us. We are always looking at how advances in technology can help a students ability to learn. Added to this, we always take feedback from our students very seriously. We are often asking our students which courses they would like us to bring out next, so we are regularly bringing out new courses and looking to find new Authors/Directors who can help with new course material.

If you’d like to know more about the SYR/MTA partnership or indeed about job placements then please contact SYR at hello@superyachtrecruiter.com 

For training, courses and career advice please contact MTA at info@maritimetrainingacademy.com or visit  maritimetrainingacademy.com

Have You Joined The Superyacht Supper Club?

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Have You Joined The Superyacht Supper Club?

In October we were delighted to host our inaugural Superyacht Supper Club event with our sponsors MIMO Connect and Heirlooms.

This was a great opportunity to meet with key influencers within the Superyacht industry. The event was a resounding success and we certainly managed to see value across such topics as; client/supplier collaborations, recruitment trends, career advice and general brainstorming in a relaxed informal environment.

We would highly encourage anyone who didn’t manage to attend our first event to get your name down early for what will be a regular and valued industry event moving forward. The December event is now sold out but by following us on eventbrite you will automatically be notified when the next date is organised.

If you are interested in becoming a Superyacht Supper Club sponsor or host please get in touch.

New SYR & UKSA Partnership – promoting and safeguarding the future of yachting

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New SYR & UKSA Partnership – promoting and safeguarding the future of yachting

An often overlooked but highly important aspect of yachting is ‘How do we keep on attracting people into our industry’. More to the point, how early do we start sowing the seeds with young people that a career in yachting is the one for them?

In a world that is becoming ever more digital and where you can make far more money from the comfort of your home office, yachting has a fight on its hands to attract individuals from all walks of life to fill an increasing demand for maritime products and services.

As shoreside specialists, SYR should be focussed on higher education and promoting training in areas such as design, naval architecture or manufacturing. However we realise that the seeds of yachting need to be sown much earlier than this, hence our decision to partner with the UKSA over period of three years with the aim of sponsoring and supporting young people, particularly from diverse backgrounds, to discover and hopefully go on to a maritime career.

Historically, yachting jobs have been staffed by individuals from specific class and race backgrounds. UKSA, one of the biggest charities in maritime, are working hard to change this demographic through the sponsorship and training of young people alongside fully supporting maritime cadetships for those who maybe cannot afford to undergo training through their own means. As a result, we’re starting to see more and more diversity in maritime jobseekers here in the UK and an increase in UK candidates being placed across maritime careers.

SYR are working with UKSA in two ways. First, supporting the training and development of young people, but secondly, offering a careers advisory outpost for those looking to come ashore after many years at sea.

Almost as hard as getting to sea in the first place, the transition from the transient and often lucrative world of seafaring  back to land life can be a challenge, one that there are few sources of advice from.

SYR as a business have specialised in careers advice for seafarers coming ashore since our inception and its hoped that our expertise in this area will lead to placement of ex-seafarers into roles in disciplines such as yacht management, brokerage, sales and much more where the people, time and discipline skills learnt will allow jobseekers to secure excellent onwards employment.

Using combined social media reach of well over 100,000 followers, the partnership will act to increase awareness of maritime careers alongside the financial support that is being provided.

If you’d like to find out more about the SYR/UKSA partnership or shoreside job placements contact SYR at hello@superyachtrecruiter.com

For training, courses and career advice please contact UKSA at  careers@uksa.org

Monaco Yacht Show Report

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Monaco Yacht Show Report by Ed Ewer, CEO

Monaco….One of the most elite places on the planet and one the smallest principalities in the world. Home to the rich and famous…… and the annual Monaco Yacht Show. 

For anyone working in large yachts, its the place to be for the summer and for 4 days a year, the entire yachting supply chain converge on this tiny place to celebrate the near-unobtainable, catch up with each other and enjoy a party or two.

The SYR team are no strangers to the show, with our CEO have attended since 2015 and the company returning for its second year. Could 2022 surpass the successes of the first post-covid gathering in 2021? 

Put simply……yes!

With Ed, Simon and Lauren in attendance, we had excellent coverage across brokerage, management, design and manufacturing and collectively covered close to 100km on foot to meet clients both existing and new to discuss hiring plans for the coming months. 

Utilising our recently announced partnership with Paul Gray and Optimus Marine, we were able to cross-promote each other, with both parties making introductions that have already led to new business being won, alongside discussing some of our wider non-recruitment plans which are already gaining traction from across the market.

The common theme amongst all is that yachting remains hugely busy, even following the major sanctions imposed on many owners earlier this year. The industry shows continued growth and this is fuelling the need for recruitment in almost all areas, not to replace but to increase headcount to cope with demand. 

A few stats to whet your appetite:

  • 25 new roles across sales and charter brokerage 
  • 20+ new roles in yacht management
  • 5 new roles in OEM sales 
  • 50+ skilled trades workers required across 5 businesses
  • 3 placements made with clients present at the show 

SYR continues to expand its presence too, with our expertise being highly valued across the market and our knowledge driven approach resonating well with the industry. We used the show to discuss incredible new partnership opportunities too, which will both reflect our values as a business and assist us in refining and improving our recruitment service offerings. 

As we move into the final quarter of 2022, we see an incredible pipeline of business that we expect will run well into next year and are looking to capitalise on this in order to continue our growth as an organisation, driving change across the industry. 

We of course have some yachting highlights from the show. Lurssen Yachts Ahpo of course stole the show, however we also loved Baltic Yachts Perseverance, the Mangusta 165, the recently refitted Broadwater and not forgetting Falcon Yachts incredible tender Miss Leblanc!

We’d like to thank some of the incredible industry businesses for their hospitality and assistance too:

Fraser Yachts for inviting us to their 75th Celebrations 

Boat International for their ongoing support and invitation to their Friday event

Falcon Tenders, from providing us with our show tickets 

X Shore, for kindly taking us for a sea trial on their groundbreaking One 

Superyacht Content, for some great discussions and some exciting future plans

Optimus Marine (Paul Gray) for acting as an ambassador for SYR and working with us to make positive changes to the industry

Yacht Club de Monaco for providing some breathtaking views at the various evening gatherings

And we’re sure there are countless more…

Head to jobs.superyachtrecruiter.com to view all of our latest roles and if you’d like to reach out to discuss any thing recruitment related, email us at hello@superyachtrecruiter.com

 

Quality Candidate data drives results

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Quality Candidate data drives results

Quality Candidate Data Drives Results

Let’s face it, data cleansing can be a beast of a problem. How many of us have worked for a company that only took the issue seriously once it had become a serious hand-wringer, leaving staff frustrated and impacting results? Too many, I’d guess. When things get out of hand, a database can behave like an out-of-control juggernaut… if you let it.

I’ve heard companies extolling the virtues of their database or CRM to anyone willing to listen, based on nothing more than the supposedly vast number of records it’s holding. I suppose if you can get away with such an argument these days then well done you, but come on, don’t most of us realise the true test of the data is how current it is, how manageable it is, and whether it can be manipulated to produce the results you need for quick on-going actions? It’s not how big it is, it’s how you use it!

The joy of SYR’s database is that as the company is relatively young, and knowing what we know about data, we’ve been able to employ good data management techniques from the outset, alleviating the awful issues which would take many man hours and much head scratching to put right.

Keeping control of the data includes things that can be easy to do, as long as you have the will to do them and see their importance, such as:

. Regular contact with candidates, to ensure current statuses are recorded.

. Maintaining records to reflect changing circumstances, desired work locations, updated skills and work experience.

. Understanding the motivation of a candidate to change jobs, to ensure a good fit with a prospective new employer.

Keeping the data clean and current makes SYR agile, able to respond to client requests and the search for new live job roles, with minimal fuss and disruption. Once a job brief is discussed with our team, fully understanding the role in question, the search criteria can easily be entered in to the database search parameters and often qualified candidates are returned speedily. The added benefit being that as there is such an onus put on our keeping in contact with candidates, it’s highly likely that our team will have candidates in mind before even searching the database.

Clients generally want a speedy resolution to their recruiting headaches. We are able to drill down to the nth degree, highlighting and isolating candidates that most closely fit the criteria, making the process as streamlined as possible. Although all candidates are also contacted and re-qualified before being put to the clients for consideration, we are rightly proud of the speedily efficient yet thorough processes we have in place.

SYR has just passed the milestone of 2000 live candidates registered on our database, which we are rightfully proud of. Yes, there’ll be others out there with more records, but will they know their candidates as well as SYR?

So, if you’re a candidate, rest assured that if you have the right skills for a job, you’ll be found in our database searches. However, if you’d like to chat to one of our team about any changes in your circumstances or if you’re now considering your job options, please get in contact at hello@superyachtrecruiter.com with an up-to-date CV, when one of our team will get back to you.