Experience, expertise and track record: Over 16,000 crew members hired! So what are the advantages of joining a cruise line job?
Having worked closely with senior management of various cruise lines, Indus fully understands the work culture and personnel needs of the different companies it represents, and is, therefore, best equipped to provide cruise line jobs training.
In the 16 years since its inception, Indus has sent over 16,000 people to work on cruise ships, mostly chefs and cooks. Indus regularly provides F&B service personnel, security staff, corporate trainers, housekeeping staff and photographers to cruise lines, and has also supplied staff for casino, deck and engine and accounting departments, as well as beauticians, Ayurvedic therapists, shop assistants and table artistes.
With its headquarters in the exclusive high-rise Nariman Point business district in downtown Mumbai, Indus’s multiple locations – Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and allows it:
- To build up a databank of personnel from hospitality and culinary institutes , 4- and 5-star hotels and fine-dining restaurants across the main cities and regions of India.
- To offer candidates the convenience of walk-in registrations, interviews, medical tests and visa applications being conducted in their own cities.
- To build relationships with the relevant consulates in each city so that visa formalities are completed without problems and with minimum delay.
- To promote the interest of its clients across all regions of India and thus remain in the forefront of international recruitment.
Indus’s offices are managed and run by hospitality professionals, which gives it an edge in understanding their clients needs and in evaluating potential cruise line employees.
The team of recruiters at Indus not only relies on a large database of applicants registered on its own website but on popular job portals as well like monster.com, and also on personal networking to source potential cruise line crew, especially at senior levels.
The joining and rejoining crew logistics is ably handled by experienced and dedicated team across India, which facilitates candidates in every step of the process to ensure that they reach their joining ports on the scheduled date. Each client is assigned a specific coordinator who is responsible for processing that company’s crew members, with specialized coordinators handling medicals and travel.
Membership to the BEP allows Indus’s candidates to get priority in the queue for the mandatory visa interviews and fast-track processing, resulting in an overall lower rejection rate or delays. It also gives the company’s candidates an advantage when applying for visas to other countries.
The Indus Institute also keeps upgrading its cruise line jobs training courses and can also customize its training courses according to oursuit its clients’ specific requirements.
The company conducts its business in a fair and transparent manner that reflects and upholds the image and philosophy of the companies it represents. The company accepts no payment or gratuities from candidates or suppliers, other than those agreed with each Principal and clearly stated in Indus’s documentation.
Indus conforms to the best practices standards of SA8000 (modeled after the established ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards for Quality and Environmental Management Systems) as audited by Costa Crociere.
Indus is now fully MLC 2006 Compliant
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an International Labour Organization (United Nations) convention established in 2006 as the “fourth pillar” of international maritime law and embodies “all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime labor conventions and recommendations, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other international labor conventions” to protect the rights of all those who work on ocean-going ships.
The Convention entered into force on 20 August 2013, and has been so far ratified by 50 countries representing 75% of global shipping.
While the Indian government has not yet ratified MLC 2006, Indus Cruising has complied with its provisions on a voluntary basis, in keeping with its vision and mission of being an ethical and fair company with professional and transparent work practices.
The company has received an Attestation of Compliance from Bureau Veritas for the following:
- Bureau Veritas Guidance Note NI 563, “Standard for Quality Management System of Seafarer Manning offices”
- Regulation 1.4 of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 on a voluntary basis.