Ex-naval or maritime officers, crew to the food and beverage sector and hotel staff are also being sought.
Supporting Singapore’s economy
‘In the past, it was also difficult to recruit Singaporeans, who have many opportunities in the leisure and hospitality industry and cruise lines traditionally tended to use international crew’, said Michael Goh, president, Dream Cruises. ‘However, to help alleviate the severe job losses in the domestic economy due to COVID-19, Genting Cruise Lines is committed to hiring as many Singaporeans as possible to support the local economy.’
Goh went on to add that ‘Historically, international crew on cruise ships have to work for eleven months with a one-month vacation. As World Dream operates short 2 and 3-nights cruises, Singaporeans joining as crew can work on the ship with shorter work arrangements that could allow them to see their families frequently.’
Goh described World Dream’s Singapore cruises to nowhere from November as a ‘win-win’ for the local workforce and for Genting Cruise Lines, which is ‘providing new career opportunities during these challenging times and for the future.
‘The restart of World Dream will also benefit all the associated businesses that support cruise operations and the trickle-down effect will no doubt be an important part of the revitalization of the Singaporean economy’, concluded Gog. ‘Genting Cruise Lines is proud to play a part in helping Singapore on its road to recovery.’
Genting Cruise Lines previously signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and the Institute of Technical Education to support joint activities, learning projects and internship programs for local students and graduates wishing to explore a career in cruise and tourism.