Trending Sea-Based Overseas Job Searches in the Philippines | Workabroad Blog


Date Posted: October 25, 2018

What are the trending sea-based jobs that are perfect for those who want to work abroad?


Sea-based jobs are extremely popular choices for people of the Philippines in search of overseas jobs. Although different from other overseas jobs that entail relocating to another country, sea-based jobs are considered as such because you're literally going to be over the seas. It means having a career that requires you to live at sea in ships, fleets, and other seafaring vessels. It also means having to leave you family and friends behind to search for a life that can help you provide for yourself and loved ones.

These kinds of jobs have been in existence for quite a long time now and people have always considered them whenever they think about working abroad. The reason for this has remained pretty much the same across centuries. For some, it allowed them to run away from their problems and start anew. Others saw it as a chance to build riches - something that would have been beyond them if they were ashore. There are also those that saw it as a better option than working in factories or in agriculture. But a select few were simply captivated by the wide, blue, and deep ocean.

Now, there are millions of sa-based jobs available for people looking to explore the rough waters. Among the millions, there is a select number that has gained more traction than others. We've listed what these jobs are below so you knw how to prepare yourself and what to expect if ever you take an interest in

Cruise Staff

Cruise staff are part of the activity and entertainment department of a cruise ship and are responsible for dealing directly with the passengers. It is their job to make sure that everyone aboard the ship is having a wonderful and relaxing time and that all their concerns have been attended to. Many cruise lines consider their cruise staff to be the face of the ship which is why they must have the best manners and social graces.

Wardrobe Staff

People on board have to eat too and it’s the job of the chief cook and his/her members to make sure that everyone’s stomachs are filled. Cooks at sea should know how to properly use ingredients and tools as they can’t afford to run out of these things. Unlike those that cook at land, chief cooks don’t have a way to restock immediately especially if they’re in the middle of the cruise. As such, they must learn how to spread out what’s available to them for the remainder of the entire trip.

Chief Cook

Poeple on board have to eat too and it's the job of the chief cook and his/her members to make sure that everyone's stomachs are filled. Cooks ate sea should know how to properly use ingredients and tools as they can't afford to run out of these things. Unlike those cook at land, chief cooks don't have a way to restock immediately especially if they're in the middle of the cruise. As such, they must learn how to spread out what's available for them for the remainder of the entire trip.

Scuba Instuctor

Living in the middle of the sea means anyone can enjoy the thrill of underwater life anytime they want, given that they have the guidance of a professional scuba instructor. These people are going to be teaching people how to dive deep down the blue sea and inform them about the marine lives that they’d see. Scuba instructors must have enough experience as the smallest mistake could lead to some severe casualties.

Stateroom Steward

Stateroom stewards do their service for the sake of the crewmembers and not the passengers. They’re responsible for serving food to their fellow crew and cleaning their cabins, beds, corridors, etc. Without them, life at sea would be extremely miserable and every crewmember would be too busy taking care of themselves that they’d have very little time and patience to care for the passengers.

Marine Engineer

The people who design, build, test, and repair sea vessels are called marine engineers or ship engineers. Sea-based marine engineers are mostly in charge of tests and repairs in the ship’s mechanisms to keep it afloat. They are very rarely required to design or build new vessels although they can do so in their spare time. In collaboration with other professions such as naval architects, they ensure the safety of the people aboard the ship – both passengers and crew members alike.

Deck Fitter

While marine engineers take care of the ship’s engines and mechanisms, deck fitters are responsible for doing the necessary repair work that is needed to maintain its basic design and construction. They do this in a way that there wouldn’t be any trace of damage left on the body of the ship. Their work is a continuous process and is vital to the smooth functions of the vessel, which is why they are in high demand.
Sea-based jobs are extremely popular among people in the Philippines in search of a job overseas because of the many benefits that it can provide. Luckily, there is an abundance of positions that anyone with the right education, dedication, and passion can take. We’ve listed what these jobs are and what they entail to help you decide on which ones to sign up for!


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