SMS Towage

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Vacancies

Do you think you have what it takes to become a member of the SMS team? Whether you have years of experience in the workboat industry or if you are entering into a new and exciting career in towage, if you’re passionate about towage, we’d love to hear from you.

See the positions currently available with SMS Towage. We also offer full-time apprenticeship programs for those wishing to join the SMS crews of tomorrow.

Apprenticeships

To us, the Towage industry is more than just our job – it’s our way of life. We care about the future of our industry, so it’s important to us that the Towage trade thrives into the future, and we are making efforts to ensure its success by training the next generation of shipmasters and crew.

Humber: AB / Deckhand

SMS Towage are the largest independent marine towage provider in the UK and are looking to recruit Able Seaman / Deckhand's to work on our tugs based on the Humber. 

The successful applicant must possess valid:

  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • ENG1 Medical Certificate (MCA Approved)

An Efficient Deck Hand Certificate or Certificate of Proficiency as an Able Seafarer is desirable.

This is a live onboard, time for time, position (14 days on/off).

You must have a right to work in the UK.

Competetive salary

For more information, please email jobs@smstowage.com 

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "AB / Deckhand Humber" to the above email address. 

Closing date for applications is 31st July 2022. 

If you have previously applied for a role you will need to re-submit your CV as we do not hold them on record. 

Due to the high volume of applicants, we receive it is not always possible to reply to all. If you have not received a reply from us within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

Chief Engineers

SMS Towage are the largest independent marine towage provider in the UK and are looking to recruit Chief Engineers to work on our tugs based in the Tees and South Wales.

Applicants must hold a COC minimum 3000kw or 2nd Chief Engineer with an endorsment

Successful applicant will be required to hold an ENG1 medical certificate and all valid relevant STCW certification.

Applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK, such as EU settled status or british frontier workers permit.

This is a time-for-time 42 days live onboard position.

For more information please email jobs@smstowage.com

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "Chief Engineer 2022" to the above email address

Closing date for applications is 31st of July 2022.

Due to the high volume of applicants we receive it is not always possible to reply to all.

If you have not received a reply from us within 14 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful. 

Tug Masters

SMS Towage are the largest independent marine towage provider in the UK and are looking to recruit Tug Master's with ASD tug experience to work on our tugs based in the UK.

Applicants must have ASD tug experience and as a minimum hold a valid Yachtmaster Coastal qualification.

Successful applicant will be required to hold an ENG1 medical certificate and all relevant STCW certificaton.

Applicants must have a legal right to work in the UK, such as EU settled status or british frontier workers permit.

This is a time-for-time live onboard position.

For more information please email jobs@smstowage.com

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "Tug Master 2022" to the above email address

Closing date for applications is 31st of July 2022.

Due to the high volume of applicants we receive it is not always possible to reply to all.

If you have not received a reply from us within 14 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.  

Workboat Apprenticeship Vacancies 2022

SMS Towage are the largest independant towage company in the UK and have created an opportunity for 4 Apprentices to study and work in conjunction with 54 North Maritime Training in Whitby, North Yorkshire to gain a National Diploma in Workboat studies.

The apprenticeship will last around 2 years and will be a mixture of shore-based learning in Whitby and offshore training onboard a company vessel. 

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

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

SMS Towage will offer a suitable apprentice salary package, which will be discussed at interview.

Driving License and own vehicle is desirable

Must have right to work in UK.

For more information please click the link Workboat Apprenticeships and email apprenticeships@smstowage.com

To apply please submit a covering letter along with your CV with the subject "Apprentice 2022" to the above email address

Closing date for applications is 14th of July 2022.

Due to the high volume of applicants we receive it is not always possible to reply to all.

If you have not received a reply from us within 14 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful.  

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SMS Towage Limited.

Ocean House, Waterside Park,

Livingstone Road, Hessle, East

Yorkshire, England, HU13 0EG

Email:

Humber: +44 (0)1482 350 999

Bristol Channel: +44 (0)1633 920 920

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9018 3333

North East: +44 (0)1642 917777

SMS Towage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registration Number: 452 7156 VAT Registration Number: 8166 60719

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