Job reference: FSB-ENG-006993
Closing date: 30/11/24
Department: Fleet Maritime
Location: Fleet - Ship Based
Employment type: Perm - Full Time

Job Description

We are currently sourcing candidates for our Talent Pool, to fill anticipated roles in summer of 2024.


Please note that throughout the Recruitment & On-boarding process you may not be advised of a start date. If you are successful, sufficient notice will be provided when we have a ship and start date for you. 


As a market leader in the cruise industry, we operate spectacular ships all over the world. Join us as a 2nd Engineer Officer and you will understand that working at sea is more than just a job. It’s a way of life. You will run and maintain the onboard machinery and equipment to keep the ship as safe and efficient as possible, as well as take a leading role in the 24 hour watchkeeping team. Meanwhile, you will visit exciting places, explore new worlds and gain experiences that stay with you for a lifetime.

To apply for 2nd Engineer Officer you will need:

  • Engineering OOW Unlimited Certificate of Competency (CoC)
  • STCW High Voltage Management training certificate.

Experience on board a cruise ship is essential. 

In addition to a strong technical background, you will love problem solving, fixing things and being hands on. You will be self-motivated and dependable, and always keen to take on more work whilst helping others. You will be a natural communicator, often asking questions and sharing knowledge, and able to easily adapt your style to suit the situation.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.


About us

Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises & Cunard. We provide world class cruise holidays and take enormous pride from bringing to life two of the most iconic brands from Britain’s rich seafaring heritage. That legacy of elegance and style, of beautiful ships, inspiring leadership and guest-obsessed service excellence lives on today, as we evolve ourselves for tomorrow. 

Working at Carnival UK/P&O Cruises/Cunard means being part of a tight-knit but truly global team made up of friendly, happy, caring people. Parts of our business are incredibly diverse, but we work hard every day to promote even greater inclusion, fresh ideas and different perspectives. Whatever our role or background, we share high standards, heartfelt values and a sense of belonging. We’re focused on wellbeing every day, as well as being supportive and compassionate when we need it most. 

As a growing business we have a big focus on developing skills and continuous learning. From formal qualification to the life lessons of worldwide travel, we offer our people a broad range of personal and professional development opportunities. All of our roles give people the chance to stretch themselves and learn from colleagues with a wealth of experience. As our business grows, we want our people to grow too. So we’re determined to create opportunities for everyone to drive their development and define their own career path.

Our Cunard ships have been defining sophisticated ocean travel for over 175 years. Our ships are known as The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.  We continue our legacy with Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Our flagship, Queen Mary 2, provides the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between Southampton and New York. In May 2024 our 4th Queen, Queen Anne, joined our Cunard fleet.

P&O Cruises have seven ships, including our flagship Britannia which joined our fleet in March 2015.  Our two new ships, the largest in the UK market, Iona joined the fleet in 2021 and Arvia joined us in 2022, both of which are the first LNG cruise ships based out of the UK. We offer experiences tailored towards British tastes by combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail. We ensure all passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.

It takes great passion and real dedication to maintain our position at the top. That’s why people are at the heart of our journey delivering the highest standards to our valued customers. With support to help you reach your potential, attractive company benefits and incredible employee offers on discounted cruises we want your career with us to be successful and fun. 

Crew are recommended to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations prior to joining a ship, if available.

Join us on our journey, apply now.

Take a look around the company https://www.carnivalukcareers.co.uk/careers/