Careers at Viking

Viking Recruitment Limited is continuously seeking enthusiastic and professional individuals to join the ever expanding team, in our Dover, Southampton and Auckland offices.

To apply for a vacancy, please email your CV through to Mark Jaenicke stating which position you are interested in.


Officer Trainee Assistant

Location: Southampton
Status: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Advertised: Fixed

Chiltern Maritime, part of The Viking Maritime Group, is one of the leading UK Government Accredited Officer Trainee (Cadet) providers in the UK, offering an unrivalled level of service and support to ship operators.

Chiltern Maritime is looking for an Officer Trainee Assistant to join their busy office in Bursledon, near Southampton. Candidates should be keen to learn and having had some previous experience of working within a customer facing and/or administration environment would be beneficial but not essential.

Day to day jobs include:

  • Verifying certification
  • Database input
  • Liaising with training establishments
  • Assist in preparing travel documents/visa letters for those participating on training courses
  • Assist in providing joining instructions
  • Assist in tracking certification and providing reports
  • General administration with candidates, crew and client

    We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude and able to communicate effectively with other colleagues and clients in a professional manner. The applicant must be computer literate, able to deal with day to day emails and receive & make phone calls. They will be trained accordingly to their job role area which will develop new skills as well as perfecting their existing ones.

Marine Placement Assistant

Location: Dover
Status: Full time
Type: Permanent
Advertised: Ongoing

Viking Crew based in Dover, is the leading Cruise Ship and Superyacht Crew Management specialists primarily offering career opportunities globally for Officers & Crew of all positions.

We have an opening for a Marine Placement Assistant 

to join our team, working within the busy recruitment department. Main duties include:

  • Administration responsibilities
  • Sight all application forms
  • Process application forms, including emails
  • Maintain applicant tracking computer records and in-house online candidate database.
  • Administer all candidates/applicants records and ensure all information is current
  • Contact applicants and employers and keep both informed regularly
  • Establish good relations with Client and applicants, acting with professionalism and integrity at all times
  • Ensure applicants are aware of any potential health risks through the checking of ISM and safety standards on board vessels
  • Reference check candidates if necessary and required by the clients.
  • Matching clients needs with high calibre candidates.
  • Matching candidates needs with the right position.
  • Prepare and attend interviews on behalf of client
  • Ensure applicants are aware of all Clients unique requirements and the culture of the Clients company
  • Promote the interest of both the Client’s organisation and our own
  • Maintain good communications with all individuals here, at all times, to keep continuity within organisation
  • Maintain utmost confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • A requirement to undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required commensurate with the person’s level in the organisation

Experience within an office environment is desired. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills are required, which should include use of Microsoft Office. 

This role is Full Time, working Monday to Friday, 9am - 5.30pm based at Viking’s Head Office based in Whitfield, Dover.

Crew & Operations Assistant

Location: Dover
Status: Full time
Type: Permanent
Advertised: Ongoing

Viking Recruitment is looking for a Crew and Operations Assistant to join their busy office in Whitfield, Dover. Previous knowledge of crewing within the maritime industry is not essential, but candidates should be keen to learn, having had some previous experience of working within a customer facing and/or administration environment.

Day to day jobs include:

  • Verifying certification
  • Database input
  • Liaising with training establishments
  • Assist in preparing travel documents/visa letters for those participating on training courses
  • Assist in providing joining instructions / pre-course material to course participants
  • Assist in tracking certification and providing reports
  • General administration with candidates, crew and clients

We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude and able to communicate effectively with other colleagues and clients in a professional manner. The applicant must be computer literate, able to deal with day to day emails and receive & make phones calls. They will be trained accordingly to their job role area which will develop new skills as well as perfecting their existing ones.

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