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If you are a committed, hard working fun-loving team player, then you will have the time of your life!

There is no other job that can give you so much experience and knowledge of the travel industry. The things you’ll see, do and learn along with the many new friends you’ll meet will stay with you forever. It is truly an unforgettable experience.

Your confidence as a crew member can only increase as each week goes by, and we at Cast-A-Way UK constantly encourage our crew to develop their existing skills and learn new ones whilst onboard. You will need approximately one month to settle in and feel comfortable in your new surroundings. All we can say is "hang in there" it’s worth it!!!

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, BE FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND HOLD A VALID 10 YEAR PASSPORT. ALL CONTRACTS ARE GENERALLY FOR SIX MONTHS.

Below are the most popular positions we recruit for, but this is not an exhaustive list for more information you can email us. Click the item for more information and how to apply.


Cruise Staff

Cruise staff are in charge of animating various events and activities for the adult passengers. These activities may include bingo, line dancing, karaoke, game shows like "The Newly Wed Game" and "The Dating Game" etc. Cruise Staff will also have embarkation/debarkation duties. You are there to answer any questions or deal with any situations that may arise. As a cruise staff you will be the "ultimate host(ess)" in providing a safe fun-filled vacation for your passengers.

QUALIFICATIONS

You must have excellent public relations skills and experience. Animation/hosting/emcee experience is an asset. Some cruise lines require previous shipboard experience as Cruise Staff. Languages are a plus.

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Youth Staff

As a youth counselor you will be animating various activities for children aged between 6 months up to 17 years old. You will be providing supervision, and ensuring the safety and security of the children at all times whilst on duty. Such activities may include arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, story time, sports and various contests.

QUALIFICATIONS

Youth Counselors must be at least 20 years old have at least 2 years experience of working with large groups of children and working within a team. Extensive experience with children and recognised childcare qualification, although preferred is not essential. School, daycare and camp background is beneficial. You must be enthusiastic and have an out going personality. In addition you must also have a recent Criminal Record Disclosure and a valid First Aid Certificate. There is the opportunity for promotion within in the company.

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Purser / Assistant Purser / Concierge / Receptionist

The main responsibility is to ensure that all guests experience the holiday of a lifetime. This can be achieved by providing excellent customer service which means offering a friendly, prompt, attentive, courteous and personal service in a professional environment supported by your excellent administration skills.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must be very hospitality orientated. An important requirement is that you be very self motivated, positive, energetic and have excellent communication skills. Must have hotel front desk experience; speak fluent English and an additional language eg. Spanish, French, Italian.

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Retail Sales Associates and Managers

Retail, Retail, Retail! You will be responsible for providing friendly, professional service in the boutiques on board.

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong retail background is essential. Experience in duty free, fragrance, jewellery, clothing preferred. Must possess excellent customer service.

Retail Sales Associates must have at least 2 years direct sales and be an accomplished sales person with excellent Customer Service skills. In addition you must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with people from around the world and within in a team environment. Knowledge of Fine Jewellery, Gem Stones, Watches, Cosmetics and Fashion Sales is a bonus.

Retail Trainee Managers in addition to the above must have experience of managing a team preferably within the retail sector. A proven track record at management level. Team work/building is an essential element of management in this environment. Be able to communicate effectively at all levels, work under pressure and be self motivated to succeed in a sales driven environment. Also to be understanding and approachable is essential for your teams success.

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Membership / Field Sales

The Sales Associate will be responsible for conducting face to face sales of Carnival Vacation Club onboard Cruise Ships. Ensuring sales goals are met by effectively interacting with the guests to communicate the benefits of the product in a low pressure approach, following those relationships through to sales.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 2 years experience in a face to face sales environment, big ticket items, membership sales. Minimum 2 years experience working in a team sales environment with both individual and team performance sales goals. A proven track record of exceeding established sales goals. Ability to work 6 months concurrent followed by 2 months leave.

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Housekeeping - Assistant Managers and Trainee Managers

Housekeeping is responsible for the service and cleanliness of staterooms, public areas, offices, staff and crew areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must have had experience within housekeeping in the hotel industry or shipboard. For the senior positions must have experience of managing a team, be able to communicate at all levels, train and develop housekeeping personnel. The most important requirement is that you be very self motivated, positive, energetic and have good communication skills. You must also be very hospitality orientated.

Assistant Manager – Must have at least 2 years supervisory position in an hotel or shipboard

Assistant Manager Trainee – Must have approximately 2 years rooms experience preferably within a hotel setting.

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Bartender / Assistant Bartender

Provide superior bar service to guests. You will be dealing with people from many different cultures, so additional languages are definitely an asset. Depending on your level of experience, you may start as an Assistant bartender and work your way up!

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum 4 years of bartending experience. Must have excellent product knowledge. Flair bartending is a plus. Basic school education essential and additional training in the hospitality field is beneficial.

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Entertainment Technicians

Various technical positions are available onboard to operate, service and maintain all lighting, sound, staging, costume, special effects and video/ broadcast requirements for all entertainment venues ship wide. These include main theatres, show lounges, outdoor deck stages, broadcast facilities and any other venue which requires technical support.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum trade school or equivalent diploma. Minimum 2 years post graduate experience in related tech field. Ability to work with international team using state of the art equipment.

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Ship Photographers / Videographers / Retail

This dynamic team provides complete shipboard photography services which include guest photography, portraiture, videography, guest film processing and onboard retail sales of photography equipment and accessories.

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal training in Photography / Videography / Retail or professional experience is preferable, but not essential. Must be sociable and enjoy working with people.

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Corporate Trainers

Corporate trainers deliver a wide range of training programs to the company's 25,000 shipboard employees. These include: new employee induction training, guest service & hospitality training, safety & regulatory training, English language programs and entry level management training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Corporate trainers are professionals who are: guest service oriented, friendly, reliable, flexible, and self-motivated. Individuals must be: fluent in English, confident in public speaking, have excellent interpersonal & communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Office 2003, able to work with senior management as well as all levels of employees.

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Medical staff – Doctors and Nursing Staff

The medical teams on board provide immediate and primary care to passengers and crew on board the ship. Each ship has its own advanced medical facility and can care for more than 3000 passengers and 1400 crew at any one time. Round trip travel is usually provided. Malpractice and professional fees are also usually paid for.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctors must be qualified for a minimum of 3 years. Must have a minimum 3 years experience within an Accident and Emergency or Intensive Care setting.

Nursing staff are ideally Emergency Nurse Specialists who are highly motivated RGN’s with at least 3 years A&E or ICU/critical care experience, ideally ALS certified and able to work autonomously within a small team of like minded professionals.

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Spa Staff – Beauty and Massage Therapists

Can be 20 years old. To work on Cruise ships and in 5 Star Resort. Beauty Therapists with a minimum of two years experience who are proficient and willing and able to perform the following services in a spa setting – Facials, body treatments, massage, manicures & pedicures and all waxing services as well as experience with retail product sales. It would be an asset for any therapist with the ability to perform La’stone massage, Sports massage and Reflexology.

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Port Lecturers

Shopping is big business in the travel industry, particularly in foreign ports of call where duty-free pricing can mean savings of between 40 and 60 percent, putting luxury items like designer watches, jewelry, crystal and fragrances well within many passengers’ budgets. Consequently, all the major international cruise lines contract port and shopping lecturers through The PPI Group to give passengers information about the ports of call and to promote the duty-free shopping opportunities in each.
These shipboard shopping guides play a crucial role, interacting with passengers throughout the cruise, hosting functions, and giving presentations to as many as 1,000 guests at a time. Port lecturers work as part of the promotional team, helping to drive business to the many reputable stores in the ports.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience in sales, exceptional interpersonal skills and being self motivated are very important. Being able to give presentations to large numbers of people in an enthusiastic and positive manner is essential. Contract lengths are 6 months and you have your own cabin. This position would suit actors and sales people alike.

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Make-up Artists

To work within the retail concessions on board the cruise ships. To apply make-up to passengers for special events and evenings, to give advice and to sell the product ranges used.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experienced in make-up application, product knowledge and sales.

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