Interview

PRE INTERVIEW

If you are qualified and meet the employment requirements Noah International agency will invite you to its office (or you will schedule the meeting with our recruting agent in Your country) to discuss your own employment opportunity and to arrange appointments for the pre-selection tests.
The pre-selection is conducted in English by one of our recruiting managers(or recruting agent in your country) as to evaluate applicants’ conversational and professional skills, their personality and attitude.

Selected applicants will receive all relevant information about cruise company, the position they have applied for, terms of contract, salary and the expenses.

The final selection is made by the cruise company representative at the interview.

Necessary documentation

All applicants are requested to submit the following documents during a first pre interview:

  • Curriculum Vitae written in English
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Original criminal record check (Judicial record)
  • 2 photographs 5×5 cm
  • Letters of recommendation written in English
  • Diploma(copy) translated in English
  • Relevant certificates and additional training

ON INTERVIEW (our recommendations)

The agency informs applicants about the date, time and place of the interview and helps applicants present themselves in the best way.

All candidates attending the interview must be dressed in a formal way

Females: need to have their hair tidy or well kept in a pony tail, no big earrings or piercing; one ring per hand allowed, white shirt and black pants obligatory, no jeans, no snickers allowed.

Males: must have short hair, be shaved, wear no earrings, no visible tatooes, dressed in suit and tie, no snickers and jeans allowed.

A list of the accepted applicants and their positions is announced a few days after an interview.

AFTER THE INTERVIEW

Got the Job!

After having passed the interview, meaning having been accepted by a cruise company, an applicant waits for a sign-on date.
Waiting period can be between one to six months, based on business requirements of a cruise company.

When a cruise company has vacancy for a certain position, they will send a letter of employment (LOE) to us with the name of a particular applicant they need, his/her crew number, position obtained, sign-on date, ship and embarkation port.

Noah International agency then contacts the applicant they have received the LOE for and helps him/her with the documentation necessary for embarkation:

MEDICAL
Noah International agency will have an assigned physician in your country organised for you to do your physical examination and drug test on your own cost. Failure to pass this examination will automatically disqualify you for employment.

VISA
Noah International agency will provide you with all necessary documents to obtain visa to enter the destination country and will help you with the appointment at the Embassy. Visa cost is applicants’ responsibility.

PLANE TICKET
Noah International agency will make flight arrangement to ensure your arrival at the port of call on time for embarkation. You will be responsible for the costs of one-way flight ticket and returning deposit if required so by the cruise company.

STCW 95
Noah International agency will advise you about STCW 95 or any additional training necessary. STCW stands for the “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping” as determined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The STCW Basic Safety Training course is mandated by ALL flag States for all working seafarers. You will be responsible for the costs of STCW 95 or any additional training.

HOTEL ACCOMODATION
All hotel information will be given to you by Noah International agency prior to departure.