Marine JobBoard, an internet job board that connects job seekers with employers in the marine industry, has just invested in a new website and fresh, contemporary corporate branding with a more commercial image.
Managing director Jamie Ashman explains, “Although we launched www.marinejobboard.co.uk only 9 months ago with an emphasis on bridging the skills shortages in the marine leisure industry, we’ve already started to see serious interest from several large commercial boat builders and ferry operators. We’re now advertising appointments ranging from European Sales Directors to Apprenticeships and deckhands.”
Jamie has many years’ experience in the Global Staffing market. His experiences range from dealing with local, national and global organisations across all skills in both blue and white collar industries. He is experienced at dealing with strategic recruitment issues such as outsourcing, career transition, out-placement and whole employment life-cycle.
Traditional recruitment methods have been unsuccessful at filling the severe skills shortage from which the marine industry currently suffers.
Before the launch of www.marinejobboard.co.uk Hampshire-based Jamie Ashman believed that the marine industry was not making sufficient use of the advantages of internet-based recruitment. “Traditionally the marine industry looks for new staff by placing advertisements in local papers, contacting recruitment agencies, or by ‘asking around’. This compounds the problem of staff shortages by recirculation, and high competition among employers who are continually dipping into the same job seeker pool.”