Shipbuilding and marine recruitment – getting the right labour

04 Apr 2023

Shipbuilding and marine recruitment – getting the right labour

With any shipbuilding project, hitting key milestones and deadlines is critical for Production Directors, and Managers. The right labour doesn’t just mean the correct experience and qualifications, it’s ensuring a reliable flow of skilled trades at the appropriate points of the project.

But it’s not as easy as it sounds when shipbuilding projects have peaks and troughs.

This means the Contract Managers and Production Directors we deal with need an incredibly flexible system in place to get resources at the exact point they are needed.

The bottom line is, the shipbuilding space is about coordinating all those different moving parts and being able to pull in a specific trade at the right point. So how do we support Production and Contract Managers in shipbuilding? Getting the right people in place at the right stage of the project means our clients stay profitable by utilising individual tradespeople at the precise time they are needed.

What do we mean by the right labour?

We know it’s not as simplistic as finding you 10 electricians for example. To get going straight away, often candidates must be vetted and carry the right documentation, have a proven track record of reliability and be ready for an immediate start. It’s also about knowing you can pick up a phone at the appropriate point and be able to draw from a network of quality, highly skilled candidates that can be on-site quickly. This is why it helps to have a recruiter such as SLR, who already has a network of people a phone call away that can be where you need them to be at the right time.

Skilled Trades we can supply.

Here is a summary of some of the exceptional candidates we have in our network:

  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Marine Electricians
  • Industrial Painters
  • Blasters
  • Fabricator Welders
  • Platers
  • Slingers
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Fire Watch Personnel
  • Project Supervisors

We know how busy Contract Managers and Production Directors are, so we simply aim to take away the headache of finding resources. Your minds need to be fully focused on strategy and overview, so we are your boots on the ground sourcing fully vetted and checked candidates with the correct experience, documentation, and skillset you need.

This frees you up to concentrate on the overall management of the project.

Building relationships and partnerships

Strong communication and regular contact are at the centre of client relationships. We know that clients need to be kept informed to stick to the project milestones. For us, it’s about being more than a supplier of candidates, we look to build partnerships and relationships to ensure the continued success of our clients.

We recognize that each shipbuilding project is based on a unique set of needs and demands and requires an understanding of the marine sector to source the right people at the appropriate stage of the project.

We want our clients to have the confidence to go after every project knowing we have the people to deliver it. Got a labour requirement for your project? Let us source the right labour you need.