Fly the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day 2018

Posted: August 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Monday, the 3rd of September 2018 is Merchant Navy Day, it is intended to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on seafarers. This campaign invites Councils and Local Authorities to fly the Red Ensign ashore on top of civic buildings and on prominent flagpoles on Merchant Navy Day. Since 2000, Merchant Navy Day has […]

CMR Strategy Day 2018

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 11:09 am

After having a fantastic time previously, this year we returned to Nick Nairn’s Cook School in the peaceful Port of Menteith for our annual Strategy Day, where we were represented from all four offices; Glasgow, Riga, Gdynia and Liverpool. Strategy day is a great way to bring all our offices together to assess how we […]

Seafarers Awareness Week and the Day of the Seafarer 2018

Posted: June 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

Seafarers Awareness Week, 23rd-30th of June 2018, by the charity Seafarers UK, will embrace the IMO’s Day of the Seafarer on the 25th of June. The theme for Seafarers Awareness Week this year, will be ‘Maritime Industry Jobs’ – at sea and ashore – with emphasis on engineering. This is a sector that the Royal […]

Changes to existing Ship’s Cooks Certificate

Posted: May 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

According to MSN 1846, Ship’s Cooks Certificate require to be updated by August 2019. Those working as Cooks onboard Merchant Navy Vessels were given 5 years from 2014 when MSN 1846 came into effect. It is important to note that the 5 years period was not intended to allow existing cooks to delay updating their […]

Tidal Tuesday: 6th of March 2018

Posted: February 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

The Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Careers at Sea campaign is, for the first time, sponsoring an entire day during National Careers Week (5th-10th March) in order to promote opportunities in the Merchant Navy. Careers at Sea will be sponsoring Tidal Tuesday, on the 6th of March 2018 and will aim to inform schools, colleges […]

The UK Chamber of Shipping Annual Dinner 2018

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

On Monday the 5th of February, the Annual UK Chamber of Shipping 2018 Dinner, was held in London and attended by Clyde Marine Recruitments, Managing Director, Ian Livingstone as a guest of Serco Northlink Ferries Ltd. The Dinner is the premier event in the shipping calendar and is an opportunity to network and celebrate the […]

How to Write your CV and Prepare for an Interview for Jobs at Sea

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 11:40 am

Interview processes have changed over the years but shipping companies have not, they are mainly interested in seeing your sea service and qualifications/certification before deciding whether to short list you for a role. Your CV Firstly, we thought it would be useful to give you some tips to help you to keep to the facts […]

5 Must have Apps for Seafarers

Posted: January 24, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Smartphones have become an integral part of all our lives, particularly for seafarers, on land as well as out at sea. Apps for smartphones have not only changed the way we communicate but also how we organise, remember things and entertain ourselves. Apps such as Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype have become integral mediums for people […]

View from the Bridge: 2017 Overview

Posted: November 30, 2017 at 9:48 am

So another year draws to a close and some sectors of the market continue in the doldrums with rumblings 2018 will be brighter. I have heard this before…….2018 poses some significant challenges. GDPR, the new European data privacy rules are going to provide us all another new challenge. It feels during the last decade we […]

Additional or Advanced Certificates to boost your CV

Posted: November 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

When you have been working within the maritime industry for over 35 years, like we have, you start to notice changes… Most recently we have seen that many clients are looking for more than just the mandatory requirements when recruiting from all ranks. So, what does this mean? This can mean two things, firstly depending […]