Ferry company Stena Line has launched its first national recruitment campaign in a bid to fill up to 60 vacancies onboard its ships across its Irish Sea routes.

The company is preparing to ferry more customers post-pandemic.

The recruitment campaign entitled 'A Life Less Ordinary'. It is highlighting the benefits of life onboard ferries crossing the Irish Sea and the unique work/life balance on offer with 50% of time spent off. (one week on/ one week off)

January is traditionally the time of the year when people tend to evaluate their career paths and as Stena Line’s Head of Onboard Sales and Services, Stephen Bryden explains, 2022 has focussed minds on careers as never before.

"We are all familiar with the natural job re-evaluation that goes on at this time of the year but as we approach two years of dealing with effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus on career choices and in particular striking the right work/life balance has never been more acute," Mr Bryden said.

"Whilst we appreciate that a life at sea isn’t feasible for everyone, the challenges of the last few years have shone a light on a variety of jobs and careers which have struck a chord with a lot of people.

"As the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, we believe Stena Line can offer a number of unique opportunities to people from a variety of backgrounds and experience to take up a new challenge in a sector of the travel industry which is posed to hopefully get back to and surpass its previous level," he said.

Stena Line is currently looking for onboard service assistants and chefs which will be supported with full training as well as free accommodation and meals onboard.

The recruitment campaign will run for the rest of January.