Brittany Ferries careers

Thank you for visiting our careers page. In the UK, we have port facilities and offices at 3 locations, Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth. We regularly publish the details of a range of shore-based vacancies and recommend you bookmark this page ready to check in case we don’t have any opportunities to suit you right now.

Portsmouth based vacancies

Seasonal Port Operations Assistant 

Job Type: Full-Time, seasonal contract from March to September 2020.

Salary: Temporary position with initial salary of £19,837 per annum, with the opportunity of a permanent contract and increased salary to £21,640 after six months employment.

Job Description: We are seeking candidates who can deliver excellent service and provide a great customer experience as part of our dedicated Port Operations team in Portsmouth.

Full-Time Port Operations Assistants work an average of 37.5 hours per week in shifts, to cover either early morning or late night opening hours, including weekends and Bank Holidays.

This role is highly customer focused and suits individuals who possess a considerable degree of flexibility, a clear enthusiasm for variation and an ability to work under pressure.

Main duties include engaging with our passengers to deliver an exceptional check-in service, making bookings and answering queries, both in person and over the phone.

Candidate requirements:

  • Smart appearance
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent Communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Previous experience in a retail or customer service role beneficial
  • French or Spanish language skills would be an advantage

Additional important information:

Full training and uniform provided. Successful candidates are required to be available to start on Monday 9 March 

To apply for this role please send a CV and covering letter to: BFjobapps@brittanyferries.com 

(We regret that due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 14 days of submission, your application has not been successful on this occasion)

Poole based vacancies

There are no current vacancies.

Plymouth based vacancies

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A French company, our UK team numbers around 300 working in both large customer-facing teams and in smaller specialist and support teams such as holiday products, marketing, accounts and administration, learning and development, IT and digital. Benefits for our UK workforce include concessionary travel, NHS top-up cash plan and, for some roles, company uniform.

With fleet renewal and company transformation programmes currently underway, it’s an exciting time to join Brittany Ferries. Founded over 40 years ago by enterprising French farmers to transport their produce to the UK, we now operate on 12 routes with a fleet of 12 vessels and offer an attractive selection of holiday products as well as crossings for cars and freight vehicles. 

On board, we pride ourselves on our warm welcome and delicious catering. If it’s a ship-based career that’s of interest to you, please note fluency in both English and French is a pre-requisite. Please use the link below to view on-board vacancies, as well as roles in our French locations.

Onboard Staff Recruitment