Recruitment process

Submit Online Application to AMR

  • Submit an online application via our website – attach a current CV and cover letter
  • Atlantic Medical Recruitment will review your CV – if you are eligible, we will call you to discuss the position in person
  • You will complete a Personal Declaration

Submission of supporting documents:

  • Certified copies of Medical degree and other post-graduate degrees & diplomas; 
  • Certified copies of ACLS certificate (obtained from an AHA-accredited provider) & other certificates
  • Certified copy of HPCSA registration certificate
  • Seagoing application
  • Professional Disclosure
  • Professional Skills


  • In person or via skype interview will be conducted once all your supporting documents are returned.  The interview includes clinical scenarios.  Interviews done via skype may be conducted in two separate sittings.
  • Review of test and remediation with recommendations or a second interview if required


  • Background checks and reference checks
  • Verbal verification of references

Recommendation for employment

  • Atlantic Medical Recruitment makes a formal recommendation for employment and submits all supporting documents on your behalf

Employment offer

  • If successful, you will be sent an offer of employment from the cruise line
  • The cruise line’s manning agency contacts you and offers assistance and guidance with obtaining the necessary documents required for career as a seafarer.  This process entails the following and may take between 3 weeks and 2 months:
    • Receiving a letter of employment, position description, contract and conditions of employment
    • Obtaining a police clearance certificate
    • Passing a statutory seafarer’s medical fitness examination
    • Passing a dental examination
    • Obtaining the necessary visas for travel
    • Obtaining the necessary itinerary specific vaccinations
    • Application for seaman’s discharge book
    • Submission of personal details onto employer’s payroll
    • Providing joining instructions for your first contract (which will include booking and paying for your flights and hotel stay before joining the vessel)