I am very interested in a ship job in the investigations/loss prevention field. I am retired from law enforcement and experienced in security and investigations. Are there jobs in this area aboard a ship and how would I go about finding these openings.
I've only seen UK retired navy personel in this position (those there are exceptions). I'm fairly certain the cruise lines hire from specific hiring partners or recruitment agencies - but you might try contacting the HR departments of the lines you want to work for to see if that's the case
this is one I found in one of those cruise employment books I bought years ago
South Western House
Southampton SO14 3FG http://www.columbia.com.cy/index.htm
If you dive or have marine/mechanical abilities, you might want to look into private yachts and charters. Knew an ex military guy who found a job on a as security for high end clients who value their security/safety
I have looked into this position for years and always get the same report that they have to start at the bottom and work your way up now. Those that did the security work were getting upset that some retired officers were coming in at the top level. I'm too old and too experianced to walk a fire watch and click the watchkeys. Now there still might be a possibility of working on shore in this field and you can check this out by writing to the cruiselines themselves.
Princess is always looking for people in this department. Contact them threw www.pmcmarine.com..That is a Canadian hiring agent but am sure if your not a Canadian your application will forwarded to head office. You can also forward your resume to:firstname.lastname@example.org or if you want to fax:604 689 2662 .
When you apply be sure to state that you are passport ready and are available on short notice.