SMS Towage team


Working at SMS Towage

Whatever role you work in at SMS, you will be making an important contribution to a thriving business with energetic leadership.

We regularly advertise crew positions, with these posts being held by both experienced seamen and newcomers to the industry who we spend time training to a high standard.


Workboat Apprenticeship Vacancies

SMS Towage Ltd have created an opportunity for 2 Apprentices to study and work in conjunction with 54 North Maritime Training in Whitby, North Yorkshire to gain a national Diploma in Workboat studies which is due to start on the 29th August 2017.

The apprenticeship will last just over a year and will be a mixture of shore based learning in Whitby and offshore training onboard a company vessel.

Candidates therefore must be willing to study and work away from home.

Candidates must be between 18-24 years old. (Must not be 25 years of age before the 29th August.)

No previous experience is required although an interest in the industry would be beneficial.

SMS Towage Ltd will offer a suitable apprentice salary package and will be discussed at interview.

The closing date for the applications for the position will be 12th July 2017.

Applicants must be available for an interview 3rd week of July and if successful there will be a 2nd interview during the 4th week of July, with the successful applicants notified of their position by Tuesday 01st August 2017.

For more information please email

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject – Apprentice 2017 –  to the above email address.

**NEW** Job Opening : ASD Masters (Humber)

SMS Towage Ltd is looking for full time Masters to work on their ASD tugs based on the Humber.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum Master 500t or UK CEC. ASD tug handling/ship assist experience is essential.

Closing date for applications: 07 May 2017

Interested applicants please send a covering letter and a CV to:

or write to

SMS Towage Ltd, Ocean House, Waterside Park, Livingstone Road, Hessle, HU13 0EG


If you feel you have something special to offer our business, in any capacity, please send your CV to:

SMS Towage Limited Ocean House
Waterside Park
Livingstone Road
HU13 0EG