MV Hamnavoe sailing from Scrabster to Stromness

Job Opportunities

2nd Engineer Vacancy

Start Date: Immediate
Term: Permanent

A challenging and rewarding opportunity exists for a highly motivated 2nd Engineer within the NorthLink Ferries fleet.

Context/Job Purpose
The 2nd Engineer is responsible to the Chief Engineer for the day to day running of the Engine Room Department and in maintaining an environment which is without risk to the health and safety of engine room staff.

Minimum Certification


  • Chief Engineer Class 1 Motor Unlimited Certificate of Competence
  • Valid ENG1
  • STCW ’95 Basic Safety Training / Manila Updates
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Medical First Aid
  • Crowd Management
  • Hull Integrity
  • Crisis Management
  • Proficiency in Security Awareness


  • Crew Resource Management

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see full job description.

Place of Work
The 2nd Engineer may be required to work on any vessel owned, managed or chartered by the ship owner out of the Northern Isles locations that the operator has vessels operating. The normal work pattern is two weeks on/off with annual leave.

It is preferred that Candidates live within the local vicinity of our Ports (Aberdeen, Orkney & Shetland).

For More Information or to Apply:

Email –

Serco Ferries (HR) Limited
Jamieson’s Quay
AB11 5NP

Click here to download an application pack

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 28th April 2017 at 5pm


Seasonal Chef Vacancies

We are recruiting temporary crew for the 2017 season and are looking for Chefs to join our team. Serco NorthLink Ferries is a dynamic organisation with a strong reputation in both passenger and freight transport operating between the Northern Isles and mainland Scotland.

About the role

An opportunity to work in a vibrant, busy environment on board our ferries operating between Stromness and Scrabster as well as Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Lerwick. Passenger Services staff are responsible for providing the highest levels of customer services to our passengers – whether it be our retail, food or beverage outlets.

About you

Living within the local catchment area of our operating ports, you will be friendly and enthusiastic. You’ll take great pride in what you do and be committed to delivering the very highest levels of customer service. Experience in retail, hospitality or other customer service environments would be advantageous, as would cash-handling skills and working to a roster system. Comprehensive on-board training will be provided to equip you with the full range of skills you’ll need for these exciting roles.

Ideally the successful candidates will hold STCW training, however, for the right candidates training will be provided. Training will begin immediately and successful candidates will need to be available from this time. Candidates must be available to work over the summer period. Opportunities include casual and part-time hourly contracts, in addition to seasonal contracts.

This may be an ideal opportunity for students looking to gain valuable experience in the maritime industry.


Chef – £13.16 per hour

How to apply

For more information or to apply:

Post: Serco Ferries (HR) Limited, Jamieson’s Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5NP

Click here to download an application pack

Closing date for applications: 17th April 2017 at 5pm.


Serco Ferries (Guernsey) Crewing Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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