“I was doing community service at Khayelitsha District Hospital and have wanted to work on the ships for a while. If not sure what to do after Commserve or if travelling and meeting lots of people around the world interests you then Ship life is for you, and there are lots of other perks too
Russell Thomson, through Atlantic Recruitment, has been a pleasure to work with. The approach on how to start applications, what paper work is needed, and what ship life is like, Russell will have all the answers. He is willing to go the extra mile to ensure you are prepped for interviews, ready for your trip, enjoying ship life and is willing to provide any extra information that is needed
Anyone considering a career at sea or wanting to experience life at sea travelling, practicing medicine and earning a great salary, I have no hesitation recommending Russell and Atlantic Recruitment as your recruitment agency.”
“It was great working with Atlantic Medical Recruitment and Russell in finding employment on board a cruise ship and getting all the preparation done. Russell answered my many questions patiently and made sure I didn’t miss any important communication or pre-departure organisation. He was very efficient in responding to any queries from me and organised an interview with my now current employer very quickly – an employer with whom I am very content. Thanks Atlantic Medical Recruitment for the guidance.”
NICOLE DU PLESSIS
“Since I finished medical school in 2012 I have wanted to work on cruise ships as a cruise ship doctor, however, the timing just never seemed right as I was always involved in academic or work related ventures in order to improve my career. I got in touch with Dr Russel Thomson in early 2016 to begin discussing a potential career at sea. He was very helpful in answering all of my questions and addressing my concerns. Every step of the process was explained and he did a great job of communicating with me via email, text and phone. He always answered my calls! It took about 9 months for me to prepare myself emotionally, mentally and academically for the task ahead but Dr Thomson was very supportive along the way and did not push me until I felt I was ready to take the leap – after completing my academic goals at home.
I am now 2 months on board the Pacific Eden (P&O Australia) and enjoying every moment. It is an amazing opportunity to travel, meet new people and experience new adventures. It is also interesting to witness how medicine is practiced and perceived in other parts of the world. I am growing as a clinician and as an individual and this experience has guaranteed lifelong learning opportunities I could never forget. Dr Thomson still keeps in touch as available if any problems occur or if advice is needed. I highly recommend Atlantic Medical Recruitment for new to sea joiners – they provide a professional service second to none.”
“… Picking up a pamphlet with Atlantic Medical Recruitment contact details just over a year ago at a ACLS course …
Who knew it would be life changing!
I did an online application and on the same day, they got back to me. I was privileged enough to have worked with Dr R Thomson. From the start Dr R Thomson has been so professional, friendly, helpful and supportive throughout the recruitment process. I was constantly kept up to date on the progress of my application. Atlantic Medical Recruitment went the extra mile to assist me Today I can proudly say that I am an employee of Princess Cruise and it’s all thanks to Atlantic Medical Recruitment and the team and a special thank you to Dr R Thomson for making it possible.
Thank you so much for the opportunity. I would definitely recommend Atlantic Medical Recruitment to any person that is interested in a new opportunity.”
“Words can hardly express just how amazing Dr Thomson (AMR) is. He helped me to get onto a cruise ship within 2 months, start to finish. His excellent guidance and advice was invaluable in the application process. He is always available, every step of the way, and I always knew what to expect. We all know time is of paramount importance and Dr Thomson is so efficient and friendly that you feel as though you have an advisor guiding you at all times. I would recommend him and AMR to anyone looking to become a cruise ship doctor!”