Dover-based ferry operator DFDS is looking to recruit more than 100 new crew members to work on its Dover-Dunkirk vessels.
The company recruits flight attendants, flight attendants and chefs for weekend, casual, part-time, temporary and longer-term roles. All offer flexible shift patterns.
The recruitment drive is part of the company’s planning for 2022, when it expects travel restrictions that have been in place throughout the pandemic to be eased.
DFDS typically carries around three million passengers a year on its routes between Dover and France, as well as over one million freight vehicles.
Although it has continued to operate services since the first Covid lockdown, carrying essential goods including food and medicine to the UK, passenger numbers have been limited due to travel bans and restrictions. quarantine requirements.
Now that most Britons are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and travel restrictions are becoming less punitive, DFDS is already taking bookings from travelers keen to get away for holidays next year.
Gemma Griffin, Global Crewing Director at DFDS, said: “The pandemic has hit the travel industry very hard and limited the number of passengers on our UK routes, but the outlook for 2022 is improving.
“We expect huge demand for our services during peak holiday periods, with travelers looking to get away from it all after two years of limited travel opportunities.
“As a result, we are launching a major recruitment campaign to ensure that we can operate our Dover vessels at full capacity and provide our customers with the exceptional service they expect from DFDS.
“If you have a passion for helping people, a positive attitude, and the confidence to stay calm under pressure, we can offer you a great role, flexible work models, and world-class training.”
Recruits will benefit from excellent on-the-job training, a designated cabin and free meals while living on board during their shifts, free Wi-Fi, an on-site gym board, half year leave (a 2 week on/2 week off list applies), free ferry trips, generous discounts on purchases at DFDS duty free shops and a pension plan contributory.
To apply for a position at DFDS, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]