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Recruitment agency for ship­building

We'll recruit the best specialists


A structural change has been taking place for quite some time in an industry which used to be mainly characterised by craftsmanship and was dominated by custom-made products. The demand for mechanical shipbuilding still exists, particularly in the luxury yacht segment. However, digitalisation has now taken over all areas of work. The switch to digital processes in the shipbuilding industry is also changing construction site management, and having a significant effect on the equipment and the facilities.

In order to integrate digital applications into production, shipyards are being compelled to use networked processes. This is leading to far-reaching changes to the workforce structure. Specialists from the shipbuilding industry, such as engineers and designers, are also being wooed by military technology and aerospace. This doesn't make it any easier to fill the demanding job profiles, but presents many companies with a truly mammoth task for which we can provide support.

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Shipbuilding recruitment:
We can help you to find the right personnel with experience and innovation

Hays has been recruiting candidates for demanding tenders all over the world for decades. We also have good connections in the merchant shipping, cruise ship, navy and super yacht areas. Our recruitment services and personnel consulting in the shipbuilding industry are tailored to the demands of tomorrow's companies. We will recruit proactively for you, and can also provide you with the right candidates and project teams at short notice. 

This will allow you to react quickly to changing markets, implement orders efficiently and successfully cover personnel bottlenecks. Our headhunters will find precisely the specialists who can deal with the demanding tasks in the shipbuilding industry, and who will be a perfect fit for your team.

Contact us without obligation, and discover what Hays can do for your company!

Sebastian Förster

Head of Department

  • Hays
  • Brandstwiete 1
  • 20457 Hamburg
Sebastian Förster
Sebastian Förster

Requirements and jobs in the maritime industry

Shipbuilding is a traditional skill that is still very important today. The industry is characterised by comprehensive and complex projects in which collaboration takes place between specialists from different areas. From design and manufacturing to the assembly and commissioning of the ship – each area requires special know-how and is subject to different requirements. Recruiters and headhunters are in demand in this industry in order to find the right specialists and integrate them into the production process in an optimum way.

Shipbuilding involves a wide range of jobs. Positions are available for naval architects, designers, welders and also fitters. An important part is played by naval architects, who are responsible for developing the plans of the ship and implementing the designs. Just as important are the ship mechanics who service and repair the ships, and the electrical engineers who are responsible for the power supply and the systems on board. These demanding shipbuilding jobs require a high level of qualification and professional experience.

Your advantages from collaborating with Hays in the shipbuilding area

●    One contact for specialist personnel in the shipbuilding area,
●    precise matching of the required and available applicant qualifications,
●    short reaction times and
●    success-based remuneration

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These clients have already been impressed with about our recruitment

We have already been able to successfully help some well-known companies and brands in finding specialised experts and executives. Save time and human resources, and let us take care of your search for personnel.




Over 4800 companies use our expertise for their sucess.
Here you can see an excerpt from our customer list.

Our contractual options at a glance

We will support you with the following contract types

Individual personnel consulting
Electrical engineering and automation engineering

Hays has decades of experience in recruitment in more than 30 countries. We proactively recruit the specialists internationally who are required at the regional location in Germany. For this purpose, we draw on our broad network and our special recruitment process “Find & Engage”. We do not only place importance on professional know-how. Direct approach is our key to success, also in filling challenging positions – whether you are looking for individual specialists or an entire team for a temporary project or for qualified permanent employees who will help shape your company's future. Whether you are a medium-sized company or a DAX group, Hays will help you with your recruitment.

Contact us now without any obligation and find out how Hays can support your company!

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