Careers

Careers at Wightlink

Costa staff pour drinks on board Wightlink ferry

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 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 4.5 million people across the Solent ever year.

  • We have eight ferries running on three routes serving six ports.

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

Wightlink staff member at Portsmouth Gunwharf port helps a customer

Why work for us

  • Competitive salary

  • Concessionary travel, food and drink discounts and free parking

  • Partner benefits, including retail, transport and restaurant discounts

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

Wightlink captain and crew on bridge of ferry

Current vacancies

If you've got an enquiry about a vacancy or your application, get in touch with us at [email protected].

ISM Administrator

  • Gunwharf Port, Portsmouth

  • 30 hours per week

  • £28,000 per year

More information about the ISM Administrator role

Engineering Officer (Fixed Term)

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries

  • Notional 35 rostered hours per week

  • £21.95 per hour (£16.46 per hour whilst training)

More information about the Engineering Officer (Fixed Term) role

Master (Fixed Term)

  • Lymington to Yarmouth ferries

  • Notional 35 rostered hours per week

  • Competitive pay

More information about the Master (Fixed Term) role

Chief Officer / 1st Mate (Fixed Term)

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferries and Portsmouth to Ryde catamarans

  • Notional 35 rostered hours per week

  • £21.33 - £23.59 per hour (£15.99-£17.69 whilst training)

More information about the Chief Officer / 1st Mate (Fixed Term) role

Cafe Steward (Fixed Term)

  • Ryde, Portsmouth Harbour, Lymington, Yarmouth, Gunwharf and Fishbourne Port cafes

  • 20-35 rostered hours per week

  • £10.44 per hour (£8.91 per hour whilst training)

More information about the Cafe Steward (Fixed Term) role

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. 

Member of staff at Wightlink's Portsmouth Gunwharf ticket office

Our green agenda

We care about the environment, taking action to protect the sea, land and air that surrounds us. Find out about our Green Agenda and how you can help us achieve our eco ambitions. 

Read up on our environmental commitments
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