Careers at Wightlink

Our mission is to be the easiest way to cross the Solent with outstanding customer service and we’re always looking for those of you who can help us deliver on it.

We’re after passionate, customer-focused people across a huge variety of jobs and roles, from seasoned seafarers to shore-based staff working in our head office.

Current vacancies

About us

  • We’re the leading cross-Solent ferry operator, carrying 4.2 million people across the Solent ever year.

  • We have eight ferries running on three routes serving six ports - three on the mainland, in Hampshire, and three on the Isle of Wight.

  • We’re striving for a greener future, with a hybrid-energy flagship ferry and a host of environmentally friendly initiatives.

Get to know Wightlink
Wightlink staff member at Portsmouth Gunwharf port helps a customer
Member of staff at Wightlink's Portsmouth Gunwharf ticket office

Why work for us

  • Competitive salary

  • Complimentary ferry travel, food and drink discounts and free parking

  • Benefits, including railway and retail discounts

  • Seafarers: work at sea but still go home at night

  • Generous annual leave allowance and company pension contributions

Current vacancies

People and culture

We’re an equal opportunities employer with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. As long as you’re friendly, passionate and customer-focused, you could work for us.

Having ferry or marine industry experience is great but it’s not essential to starting your career with Wightlink – we’ll consider all applicants.

As members of the Armed Forces Covenant, we proudly support those who have served our country and have a history of employing former armed forces recruits.

We are also a certified Disability Confident Committed Employer, which means we:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicate and promote vacancies
  • offer interviews to disabled people who meet the minium criteria for a role
  • anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments when required
  • support any existing employees who acquire a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay at work

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Aiming for a sustainable future

We care about the environment, taking action to protect the sea, land and air that surrounds us.

Find out more about our Green Solent Project and how you can help us achieve our eco ambitions.

Read up on our environmental commitments
Victoria of Wight Isle of Wight ferry in the Solent, side on brandishing her 'hybrid energy' message