Faststream Recruitment, a worldwide shore-side and seagoing maritime recruitment agency, has released their annual Maritime Employment Review, a report conducted from internal data covering the market for technical shipping employees and employers worldwide.
Since the Group’s last technical shipping market report released in April 2010, Faststream says they have seen a steady rise in confidence amongst both candidates and employers. “Broadly speaking,” Faststream says, “there is a rising global demand for people who have served at sea and are able to offer an employer their technical skills in an office based position.”
Among the Group’s key findings, the report shows that there is a growing demand for technical people from commodity houses, there is continued growth of Singapore as a ship management center and that the U.S. is dominated by tanker hires. The report also shows that the churn in the ship management sector has led to more candidate movement in the past 12 months than in 2009 and that more than ever before is being asked of mid and senior level technical employees.