Experts in marine and shipping jobs

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The market has seen an increase in vessel and staffing requirements as the lower cost of fuel and oil prices have improved companies’ bottom lines and increased investments.

The ARM marine and shipping department has experienced substantial growth over the past 18 months, so we are ideally placed to help you find the right people for shore-based or sea-going jobs.

The marine shipping areas we work in

We are proud to work with market leaders in the marine shipping industry including ship owners and managers, oil majors, cruise operators, offshore support businesses, P&I clubs, maritime law firms, brokerage and trading houses engineering and design consultancies and classification societies – placing experienced professionals into both shore based and seagoing positions worldwide. We place marine and shipping experts with experience across all key vessel types including, coastal and deep sea tankers, gas carriers (LNG/LPG/Ethylene) chemical tankers, dry cargo vessels, bulk carriers, containers and general cargo vessels, cruise and passenger vessels, superyachts, specialist offshore support vessels (including DP 1/2/3 vessels) and offshore units such as FPSO/FLNG/FSRU.

The people we work with

We are experts in working with ex-seafaring and highly qualified maritime personnel, placing them into technical and commercial shore based positions across various fields in the marine shipping industry. The people we deal with on a daily basis typically relate to technical, marine and commercial vessel management as well as professional support services (encompassing the legal and insurance professions). This includes superintendents of all types, fleet managers, senior marine and technical management executives, commercial managers, P&I claims handlers, maritime solicitors, operational professionals and board level appointments.

MLC

There are no mechanisms in place to prevent or deter any qualified seafarer from gaining employment. 

Advanced Resource Managers will never charge you, under any circumstances, for any recruitment or placement services.

MLC Declaration of Conformity

Advance Resource Managers is pleased to announce that we have been audited by the MCA at our request, and can advise that we have successfully achieved a MLC 2006 Certificate of Conformity.

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) was ratified on 20 August 2012 and entered into force on 20 August 2013. Whilst the UK has not yet ratified the convention, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been tasked with coordinating UK compliance.

This is an important development in our business, one which underlines our commitment to providing and maintaining the highest possible standards of quality and compliance in the supply of skilled seafarers candidates to our clients.

From your perspective, you can be assured that we have been independently inspected and are following internationally recognised guidelines, ensuring you maintain a compliant supply chain.

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MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION ARTICLE 1.4

Advanced Resource Managers Ltd (incorporating both Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Ltd and Advanced Resource Managers IT Ltd) will be compliant with the provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention with respect to crew recruiting and placement as detailed in Article 1.4 of the convention and as required under United Kingdom Legislation.

This requires:

1.1.1      It will not maintain a black list to prevent individual seafarers from gaining employment.

1.1.2      There is not a charge made against the seafarer for providing them with employment or to register for employment on the Website.

1.1.3      We will ensure that seafarers recruited or placed are qualified for the job concerned and undertake reference checks to provide assurance.

1.1.4      We will maintain an up-to-date register of all seafarers recruited or placed through us.

1.1.5      That the client's seafarers’ employment agreements (SEAs) are in accordance with flag state laws and regulations, as is any Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that forms part of the employment agreement

1.1.6      Inform seafarers of their rights and duties under their employment agreements prior to engagement.

1.1.7      Examine and respond to any complaint concerning their activities and advise the competent authority (Flag State) of any unresolved complaint.

1.1.8      Make sure, as far as reasonably practicable, that the owner/management company/Captain has the means to protect seafarers from being stranded in a foreign port.

1.1.9      We have insurance to compensate seafarers for monetary loss from the failure of the   recruitment and placement service, or from breech of the seafarer employment agreement by the owner or his servants/agents to meet its obligations required of them in law.

1.1.10    Protect the confidentiality of seafarers’ personal data

1.1.11    Maintain up-to-date lists of the vessels for which we provide seafarers and ensure that there is a means by which the services can be contacted in an emergency at all hours.

1.1.12    We will not recruit any crew under the age of 16 years, or below the minimum age specified by vessel’s Flag (whichever is higher).

1.1.13    We will not recruit any crew under the age of 18 that shall be employed or engaged or work as a ship’s cook.

1.1.14    We pride ourselves on being a fair and just company. Seafarers are not subject to exploitation by ARM or their personnel with regard to the offer of engagement on particular ships or by particular companies. 

Please note that the risk of working on ships which fly the flag of a country which has not ratified the MLC 2006 is that the seafarer employment agreements may not be MLC 2006 compliant.  

Complaints process for seafarers

If you have a complaint, please call us in the first instance so we can try to resolve your complaint informally. If you remain unsatisfied, please let us know in writing to: Quality Assurance Manager - Building 6000, Langstone Technology Park, Langstone Road, Havant, P09 1SA or email complaints@arm.co.uk. Please provide us with all the relevant documentation in relation to your complaint. 

The QAM will send a written response within 10 working days of receipt of all complaints. If we need to change any of the timescales above when dealing with your complaint, we will let you know and explain why. Please note that in any event, we will comply with any statutory procedures that may relate to your complaint. 

If you are still dissatisfied with the way we have handled your complaint, you can contact the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA). 

Should you have an unresolved complaint about ARM or the ship/vessel, you should contact the MCA by writing to MLC Coordination Group, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1EG or emailing mlc@mcga.gov.uk

The sector is ever-changing, with technological developments, sector-specific booms and downturns, and legislative changes impacting businesses in a profound way. In this dynamic market, companies recognise the need to regularly adapt operations, and thus find themselves continually on the hunt for experienced, knowledgeable and reliable personnel to join them long term within an evolving market.

David James Engineering Director, ARM

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