Following on from their recent expansion into the EU with the opening of their new Cyprus office, leading London based recruitment agency M/Y Crew Agency have now launched a dedicated Sail Yacht division to accommodate the growing demand for talented sail yacht crew.
Heading up the division is Mallorca based, Senior Recruitment Consultant Jessica Thomas-Green. Having spent 11 years working on a large variety of Sail Yachts around the world, and being a life-long sailor herself, Jessica deeply understands the clear distinctions between motor-yacht and sail-yacht hiring requirements.
“Stepping up to take the helm of the Sail Yacht division was a natural progression for me, as I’ve sailed since childhood” said Jessica. “During my time on sailing yachts I was lucky enough to work in the interior, deck and galley of a range of fantastic boats, from J-classes and mini maxis to large Dubois superyachts. When recruiting for sailing yachts, it’s hard to overestimate the importance of personality and a good fit for the crew. On smaller sailing yachts, experience can trump qualifications, whereas on larger vessels, an eye for safety and familiarity with the deck hardware is paramount. For interior crew, being able to stow safely and work at an angle is key!”
Jessica continues “The combination of my sailing experience with M/Y Crew Agency’s existing database of industry contacts, established professional reputation and our great, qualified team will offer sailing yacht captains and heads of departments a personalised, sailing specific service to find the best candidates as quickly as possible.”
Since the agency started in 2017, they have quickly become one of the most well respected and capable agencies in the superyacht sector. The agencies Managing Director, Michael Jacobs, says that this growth is underpinned by the professional standards of each of team members combined with their practical knowledge and superior candidate reach. “Its been nothing short of a pleasure watching the agency grow at such a speed however, all credit must go to the team of dedicated agents and back office support staff who work around the clock and really do pride themselves on being the best of the best. It is this attitude that has allowed us to stand out in a market with many established competitors”
Jacobs adds “the launch of our Sail Yacht division adds yet another layer to our bespoke client offering and represents the depth of our services, which has been a key factor in the companies overall success. We are extremely excited to develop and grow the Sail Yacht division over the coming years, working closely with our clients to deliver a truly bespoke sail yacht recruitment experience.”
In an effort to drive overall recruitment standards in the industry the agency is both MCA/MLC certified and also, the first agency in the Superyacht sector to become corporate members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Ashleigh Dawson, the agencies Operations Director, says that this additional layer of professional, recruitment specific oversight is fundamental in ensuring that a complete recruitment service is delivered. “I feel it’s important for any recruitment agency to have both practical, sector specific knowledge and a professional recruitment foundation. We’re very proud to be the first and only agency in our sector to put all of our consultants through their professional recruitment qualifications and I have no doubt, that this will also assist greatly with the roll out and long-term growth of our new Sail Yacht division.”
For more information please contact Head of Sail Yachts, Jessica Thomas-Green at email@example.com.