HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested to apply for shipboard employment with Odyssey International,
or if you are interested in any of our Training Programs, you can submit your detailed
bio data (curriculum vitae) in MS Word or PDF format for review at following e-mail
Alternatively you can submit your bio data via fax at our Head Office in Dubai, or
our Regional Office close to your country of residence.
Our Recruitment Team will review and evaluate your application and if we determine
that you qualify for any of the openings we have at the moment, we will contact you
for further processing.
We require that all prospective candidates for employment or for Training Programs
meet the following general requirements:
1. Age: All candidates for shipboard employment must be 21 years old but not older
than 35 (for entry level) and 45
(for Senior Management)at the time of application.
2. Education: All applicants for entry level position must have at least 10 years
of formal school education (or equivalent), and all applicants for Senior Management
positions must have relevant education level and/or shipboard experience.
3. English Language Skills: Applicants that are not native English speakers must
be able to demonstrate sufficient level of practical language proficiency.
4. Employment experience: All candidates must have relevant employment experience
for the position and department they are interested to apply for.. Present or previous
employment experience at other departments, different than the department you wish
to apply for, will not be considered.
Candidates for entry level positions in Culinary / Food production will be required
to demonstrate their theoretical and practical abilities at specifically designed
Industrial Tests conducted by our company. Test results will not determine the outcome
of the candidate’s application, but will serve as guide line to evaluate his/her
All applicants for shipboard employment positions have to successfully pass preliminary
interview conducted by Odyssey International or Authorized representative of the
company. Only applicants that have been approved will be taken for further processing
and will be presented to our Clients.
Marlins / English Language Test
Candidates that are not native English language speakers, will be required to pass
MARLINS English Language Test as part of their preliminary evaluation. Recent (no
more than 12 months ago) Test Results from alternative testing systems such as TOEFL,
SAT, GMAT are accepted.
Candidates that have successfully passed the preliminary evaluation stages will be
presented for Client interviews for shipboard employment at positions that match
their experience, skills and qualifications.
1. Valid Passport
All candidates approved by our Clients for shipboard employment positions must be
in possession of passport valid for at least 18 months from the date of the client
2. STCW95 Certificates
Basic safety Certificates (STCW95) valid for at least 18 months from the date of
Client interview are required for applicants approved for shipboard employment and
have to be issued by official Government Maritime Authority or duly authorized Institute
listed in White Book of IMO Convention.
Odyssey International can assist in obtaining the necessary certification only for
limited number of approved applicants that are not already in possession of this
3. Seaman’s Book
All candidates approved for shipboard employment must be in possession of valid Seaman’s
Record Book of their own Nationality, or the Seaman’s Record Book of the Flag Registration
of their designated vessel.
Specific Crew Transit Visas might be required for crew members assigned to join at
certain ports / destinations. Odyssey International will only help in facilitating
documents required for visa processing, however decisions on visa issue or rejection
is subject to Visa Officers and Embassy authorized personnel only.
5. Pre Employment Medical
Pre employment Medical examination including Laboratory research / tests is required
for all approved candidates and has to be conducted prior embarkation at designated
Medical Centres by Authorized Physician. Crew members that arrive at their destination
without, or with incomplete Medical will be refused boarding and will be sent back
home at their own cost.