Travelling to Singapore?

Travelling to Singapore?

Are you or the yacht crew travelling to Singapore?


There are different elements of protocol depending on if you are involved in a crew change on a superaycht already in these waters are if your are entering the region for the first time ready to join your yacht

Download your quick guides below if you are joining
a superyacht or travelling to Singapore

Short term visitor

Crew change

5 Steps to joining the superyacht industry

5 Steps to joining the superyacht industry

How do I join the superyacht industry as greenie?

These are the JMS Careers Top 5 things you need to complete and understand before you consider joining the superyacht industry, no matter which country you live in.

  1. Get Qualified
  2. Create a nice CV
  3. Sign up to various crew agencies
  4. Look for day work as experience
  5. Consider crew housing – its cheaper and good for networking

Download your quick guide to joining the superyacht industry below

JMS Careers Green Yachtie Guide

To get ahead of the competition we have listed the best complimentary courses to develop your yachting career and help your CV stand out when applying for your next job.

  • Tender or Powerboat handling
  • Personal watercraft (PWC) courses
  • Helicopter training (Heli-ops)
  • Diving certificate
  • AEC (Approved Engine Course)
  • Yacht Rating Certificate (YRC)
  • Wind and kite surfing course
  • Beverage courses
  • Leadership/management courses
  • International car driving license
Meet the team – Carla Swaine

Meet the team – Carla Swaine


Carla Swaine JMS Careers

We are pleased to introduce you to our much loved Carla Swaine who has been working with JMS Careers for four years as a recruitment consultant. A real people person with an acute eye for detail!

Carla has over 20 years’ experience in luxury hospitality and yachting. From growing up on the island of Guernsey, UK and spending time on her family’s boat she moved to the UK where she trained and worked as a Beauty Therapist.

Carla then went on to work at Harvey Nichols’ flagship store in London and at Your Sanctuary 5* Day Spa in Sydney, Australia before spending 11 years with a London Yacht Brokerage firm. When she moved to Brighton and started working with an IT recruitment company, her talents were quickly spotted and she was duly head-hunted by JMS Careers.

Carla’s favourite destinations to visit are coastal areas in Italy, from the beaches in Positano to the cobbled streets of Rome.

A true people person with a very kind heart, Carla has great personal skills which in turn enables her to source and propose the exact crew that the owners and captains want. No messing just minimal fuss and expert crew placements.

We are thrilled to have Carla as part of the JMS family: a true people person and a great colleague to work with!

Nautilus International Crew Update

Nautilus International Crew Update

JMS Careers Yacht Crew

Nautilus International Crew Update

Nautilus International has issued refreshed guidance on seafarer employment agreements (SEA) for superyacht crew and drawn attention to stakeholder responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

The timely briefing was produced by the Union’s legal department and designed to pre-empt any employment concerns faced by members while working onboard superyachts.

Over the years, Nautilus has provided invaluable advice to members who work on individual contracts of employment and who do not have the benefit of collectively negotiated terms and conditions of employment.

The Union’s activities have involved representing members in employment disputes, personal injury matters and the defence of those involved in maritime incidents.

Assistance from Nautilus with employment and related problems arising during the pandemic


The Covid-19 pandemic has also resulted in many members contacting Nautilus for advice and assistance with employment and related problems arising during the pandemic.

Nautilus strategic organiser with responsibility for the yacht sector Rachel Lynch said: ‘Members should keep this SEA contract guidance to hand, particularly when seeking a new job, but should also encourage others to join Nautilus in advance of facing an issue that requires the Union’s unrivalled services. Joining us after an issue has occurred can mean that it is too late for us to be able to help, especially during this exceptionally challenging coronavirus pandemic.’

For the most up to date advice from Nautilus on SEA contracts members should log in to My Nautilus/member resources.

For further advice, members can should also note the Union’s guidance on ‘Stakeholders’ responsibilities under the MLC’, which will show the ‘self-help’ measures you can take to protect your position, such as using the MLC onboard complaints procedures (unresolved ones can be notified to the flag state) and the MLC on shore complaints procedure for the port the yacht is visiting.

For more information on Nautilus International membership contact
*All information courtesy of Nautilus International

Meet the team – Mimi Majendie

Meet the team – Mimi Majendie


We are proud to announce that Mimi Majendie has joined the JMS Careers Recruitment team.

She worked within the hospitality, retail and events’ industries before taking on her first position as a Stew on a busy charter yacht and continuing on in the interior for several years.

Recently Mimi has moved back to the UK for a career change into recruitment with JMS Careers in the Brighton office.

Mimi has been fortunate to have travelled a lot during her childhood and yachting career which gives her great interpersonal skills, working with crew and owners from various nationalities. She has a swift understanding on correlating the needs of candidates and owners.

Mimi has joined our expanding crew recruitment team supporting talented crew, new or experienced in the industry and placing them with great yachts.