MSC CRUISES LAUNCHES ITS FIRST GLOBAL CAREER PORTAL TO ATTRACT THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST TALENTS AS IT EMBARKS ON AMBITIOUS GROWTH AND FLEET-DOUBLING CAPACITY PROGRAMME
Geneva, Switzerland, 29 October – MSC Cruises S.A., the world’s largest privately-owned global cruise line, announced today the launch of its first global career portal at www.careers.msccruises.com. The new portal is a platform aimed at recruiting the best and brightest talents for positions both ashore and aboard across MSC Cruises’ global offices and fleet.
MSC Cruises grew by 800% since its inception in 2003 and is today the fourth largest cruise line in the world, the market leader in Europe and in the Mediterranean as well as in South America and South Africa. The Company also recently announced a €5.1 billion investment plan that includes the construction of up to seven new ships that will see MSC Cruises’ fleet double its current capacity by 2022. Ambitious expansion with a strong focus on best in class service all-around has always characterised MSC Cruises. To support its growth into the next phase of its expansion, the Company is looking for the best-skilled professionals across a wide variety of positions, both on the fleet or in the Company’s offices worldwide.
Elia Congiu, MSC Cruises’ Chief HR Officer, commented: “Innovation is one of the key elements of the experience that we offer guests on board our ships, so it is only appropriate that we are introducing this innovative global recruitment tool to support the growth and complement the development of all the people who work across our organization as the business continues to invest and grow.” Mr Congiu concluded: “For candidates it has the further advantage of being easily accessible from anywhere in the world – thus further extending the reach of our recruitment process to attract the most talented individuals to our global team to help us serve our guests.”
This new recruitment platform complements the Company’s existing recruitment practices that sees it hire talented and skilled professionals as well as graduates from some of the best training and management schools around the world for the entire range of positions that are needed in the cruise industry. MSC Cruises’ new career portal provides an additional and essential touch point in this process and will serve as a one-stop tool for all recruitment-related matters.
The new MSC Cruises career portal provides a global centralised platform for all job opportunities, both in one of the Company’s offices around the world as well as on its 12 existing ships and additional ships currently under construction. This will include positions formerly available only on LinkedIn or similar channels. Listings for such positions will now include a direct link to the new career portal which will be the only repository for all application processes.
Furthermore, MSC Cruises’ new global career platform will enhance and standardise the selection processes for applicants while making them benefit from one of the most technologically advanced recruitment portal in the industry. Indeed, the various steps involved in the recruitment process are all immediately available: after having created their online profiles, applicants will be able to test their language abilities and technical skills and complete all other necessary assessments. In an industry-first, the platform will also allow them to hold recorded video interviews, on their own time, no matter where they are in the world.
More than 60 career opportunities are currently advertised on www.careers.msccruises.com. An example of current positions available on the portal at include various onboard positions such as Shore Excursions Manager, Chief Engineer or Guest Service Agent whereas on land these positions include Director of Specialty Restaurants or Head of Direct Sales, based in Geneva, but also Contact Centre Agents in Salzburg, Austria or Naples, Italy as well as various internship positions available in the Company’s German office.