View From The Desk – July

  • Posted July 10, 2023

Welcome to the latest SYR View From The Desk

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The industry has really found its stride in the last month, with design and management sectors really picking up and busy!

We’ve onboarded mostly brand new clients with some really exciting roles, whilst also continuing to bring in multiple vacancies from across our existing network. There have been some great interviews for very senior candidates of late too, showing that the industry is confident both in SYR and also industry performance moving forwards.

I attended the ‘Future of Superyachts’ conference in London last week as part of a panel focussed on skills shortages and labour attraction within the Superyacht Industry.
The sold-out event attracted a range of excellent discussion topics and some meaningful debate which we’re sure will lead to action within the industry, not only when it comes to staffing but also in regards to matters such as sustainability, yacht refit and market trends.

Read my full event report here >>

Our next Superyacht Supper Club, sponsored and hosted by our friends over at CMC Marine takes place on Wednesday 12th July, from 6pm, in Poole. We only have a few tickets left so if you haven’t already signed up then please register here >>

With CMC laying on some fantastic food and drinks at their new site it should be a great event – see you there!

As always, we’re here to offer advice and practical recruitment support so if you would like to know more about our services, discuss your career or how we can help grow your business, do get in touch.

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ED | CEO |

Design & Engineering has exploded recently. We’ve placed a number of candidates with brand new clients who have immediately released us new positions. Furthermore, technical engineering vacancies seem to be flavour of the month, with ten vacancies across various international brands and more coming through the pipeline. It’s going to be a busy summer.

Project Manager – Interior Design Studio
An excellent opportunity for an Interior/Furniture Designer to join a leading studio in a project management capacity. This is a great role offering a chance to work closely with a team of award-winning Designers on some fantastic projects and to build a project team around you.

To apply click here

SIMON | Senior Recruitment Consultant – Brokerage, Management & New Build |

Q3 looks set to be the busiest quarter this year, with multiple opportunities across the management, technical, sales and charter sectors. New roles are becoming available across the EU, with experienced candidates still in high demand in the US market.

Candidates already established ashore are invited to contact me directly for a discussion about new career opportunities, particularly as I’ve secured a number of exclusive, senior assignments which won’t be advertised elsewhere in the industry.

Head of Yacht Management

Leading the Yacht Management team in Athens, Greece, you’ll be responsible for managing the department and focussing on providing a first-class service to clients. Already based ashore, you’ll have experience managing departments, sound vessel operations and technical knowledge and speak fluent Greek with the right to live/work in the EU.

To apply click here

CURTIS | Senior Recruitment Consultant – Skilled Trades |

Things are picking up across the industry right now and SYR is seeing a huge uptake in new business, both in the UK and across Europe.

We have secured new supplier relationships with leading yachting brands who are looking to improve their recruitment process and source the best talent in the industry.

There is plenty to be excited about as we move into Q3 and continue to build on the success SYR has seen to date.

I have lots of UK-based contract work available right now across various skilled trades, so if you are looking for a new contract role drop me a message to see what could be suitable for you. My job of the month is focused on our need to source contract GRP Finishers for several locations along the south coast. This is an urgent requirement so please take a look and feel free to share it with friends/colleagues.

GRP Finishers (contract) – Dorset 

We have multiple positions in the Dorset area for GRP Finishers to work on contract for leading boatbuilders. There is up to 55 hours p/w available and immediate start dates in place.

To apply click here

See you next month!