Stena Line ‘astonished’ at applications to join crews on its Irish Sea ferry fleet

Ferry company Stena Line has been left “astonished” at the level of applications to the launch of a recruitment campaign.

The firm had 60 jobs up for grabs onboard its Irish Sea vessels – including 30 on the ships that sail between Wales and Ireland.

They have been inundated with responses – with 1,700 applications, nearly 30 for every role.

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Stena Line has now undertaken the initial stage of the selection process and, for the first-time, is hosting two Open Days for prospective candidates in Birkenhead and Belfast.

Stephen Bryden, Stena Line’s Head of Onboard Sales and Services, said: “I am astonished by the public’s response to the A Life Less Ordinary recruitment campaign.

“We have never received so many applications.

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“It really goes to show how many people are attracted to a life at sea with a company like Stena Line.

“Now our HR team has the challenge of how to sort and interview so many applicants, but that is a nice challenge to have.

“Thank you to every single person that has applied to work with us.”

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