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Marine Resources forms recruitment partnership with Sunseeker International

12th January 2016

Marine Resources, the UK’s leading specialist recruitment company to the shore-based Leisure Marine and Superyacht Industry, have been selected by Sunseeker International as one of their key recruitment partners across all permanent recruitment at the Dorset-based boatbuilder.

Marine Resources have been chosen from a number of UK-based recruiters thanks to their expert market knowledge of the boatbuilding sector, along with their ever expanding network of boatbuilding professionals as well as the proven ability to read and best understand the recruitment requirements of the Sunseeker brand.

The market leading recruiter will be servicing roles in both the Production and Design departments, as well as working to ensure access to the best professionals to fill their senior level vacancies, as and when they arise.

Through attending a number of key meetings as well as a comprehensive factory tour, Marine Resources have been provided with a huge insight into the company, its people, the culture and its goals.

Following a strong 2015, Sunseeker International have identified a need for expansion at Production Floor level, across a range of disciplines to include Laminating, Finishing, Engineering, Electrical, Carpentry and further roles within their expansive Shipyards in Poole and Weymouth. They now have a requirement of in excess of 200 new skilled individuals being needed in the early part of 2016, and Marine Resources intend to be instrumental in working with Sunseeker to ensure this target is met.

Marine Resources’ dedicated Boatbuilding Specialist Recruiter, Ed Ewer, has worked extensively to build an excellent relationship with the brand, developing a strong understanding of the needs and requirements of the business, and working hard to find an ongoing selection of candidates to undergo the Sunseeker skilled trade test.

Marine Resources are continuing to build a great relationship with this prestigious brand, and in 2016 will be assisting heavily in the sourcing of candidates for the Production Floor at Sunseeker International. With a need for skilled individuals that has surpassed previous projections, it is clear that Sunseeker have a great year ahead, and represent an excellent and stable employer for anyone thinking of making a move within the industry in 2016. The Marine Resources team of recruitment specialists are keen to speak to individuals from both marine and non-marine industries who are used to working in a large production-type environment within the fields of Laminating, Engineering, Carpentry, Electrical and Fit-out’ comments Ed.

James Ward, Owner and Managing Director at Marine Resources said ‘Marine Resources has been recruiting into the Boatbuilding sector for nearly 13 years and I’m thrilled we have been able to develop this important relationship with Sunseeker.  They are a truly global leading British brand, and I’m extremely proud to be able to work with them at the level we do now.  It’s an exciting year for Sunseeker and we intend to be part of that every step of the way and beyond.’ 

In the face of recent job cuts elsewhere in the industry, Sunseeker are riding on a wave of success, with their management team and owners both working to strengthen the brand further for the long term, and building a loyal and highly skilled workforce. Through this partnership, both Marine Resources and Sunseeker are confident of fulfilling these requirements moving forwards.

For a confidential discussion with a member of the team of Recruitment Specialists at Marine Resources please call +44 (0)2380 633 399.