Recruitment activity is a good barometer of sentiment. There is a general sense of decisiveness in the air – some clients’ recruitment plans are clearly coming out of hibernation.
Legal and insurance claims recruitment have been fairly constant throughout the pandemic particularly at the senior end of the market. But, we are noticeably busier at the moment looking for lawyers and claims handlers with a few years’ experience. We have also seen an increase in demand for underwriters and in loss prevention and have some very senior roles at the moment. We’re looking for seafarers for a couple of law firm clients too.
We’ve noticed in the past when we’ve emerged from difficult periods that clients start to recruit sales staff. This seems to be happening again. We have vacancies for sales engineers and product marketing staff in Singapore, the US and the UK.
The commercial market feels buoyant. We’re looking for tanker and dry charterers, brokers and operations staff, and for a number of accounting and financial control staff. We’ve not seen a lot of bunker vacancies lately but are looking for a bunker trader for a London role and a bunker sales manager in Florida.
The offshore market seems to be picking up – at last! We have a number of marine, electrical and technical vacancies in the Middle East, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and the UK, in offshore, subsea, tankers and bulk.
And finally, the last year has been noticeable for the increase in demand for experienced crewing staff and crewing directors. We have filled a number of prominent roles and are still interested in hearing from crewing professionals particularly those with experience with large fleets.
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