Careers at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
At Fred. Olsen we know that our people are our future. Nurture those you've worked hard to attract. Learn from each other. Invest in the talents around you and embrace change. [ReadMoreMob]It's a philosophy that makes our organisation a favourite employer in East Anglia and now further afield. It stems back over 150 years from when the Olsen family first ventured into the ship-owning business.
Across all the Fred. Olsen companies, today we employ more than 500 staff all over the UK. With all of our employees, we aim to invest in your career and personal development through a variety of different methods, ranging from In-House Training through to professional qualifications.
We are Caring
“We trust and care for each other, our guests and our environment.”
Always deliver a warm and friendly welcome
Always make time to listen
Look out for each other’s safety, security and well-being
Strive to help protect the environment for future generations.
We are Positive
“We live and share a positive attitude.”
Motivate each other with positive energy
Always see the opportunities in new ideas
Believe it’s better to learn than never try
Always look for ways to add value and make a difference.
We are Real
“We are always ourselves and respect others.”
Bring our real selves to work and perform
Respect and embrace all our different personalities and cultures
Have the courage to admit when we are wrong and have the strength to act on it
Have a voice and encourage open, honest communication.
We are a Team
“We are more than a team; we are a family.”
Share experiences and learn from each other
Adapt, respond and pull together to drive results
Together we recognise and celebrate our achievements.
The Olsen Way
In recent years, we have seen a new era emerging in cruising.
There is a trend for everything to get bigger and busier, and for a cruise to be seen as an alternative to a large luxury resort, with a limitless flurry of activity.
But this is not for us. Find out more
1. WE ARE PROUD TO SAIL OUR OWN COURSE
We are free to do things a different way because we are family-run. Of course some people enjoy the bigger, busier cruises, but it is not for everyone, and it is not for us. We prefer to do things, 'The Olsen Way'.
2. SMALLER IS BETTER
We have fewer guests, so the atmosphere on board our ships is always warm and civilised. Our smaller ships allow us to visit the more interesting places that the world has to offer.
3. HAND-CRAFTED, NOT MASS PRODUCED
We pride ourselves on putting our all into the Fred. Olsen cruise experience. Our itineraries are created from scratch every year, our service is genuinely personal and each and every area of our ships is designed by hand.
The Olsen family business boasts over 170 years of seafaring heritage, having originated in 1848 when the first Fred. Olsen acquired two small ships operating from Hvisten, Norway.
Since then, through five generations of the Olsen family and two World Wars, the company has gone from strength to strength, sailing cargo vessels and cruise ships around the world.
Today, the business operates four cruise ships, sailing across the globe - providing holiday experiences that will last a lifetime.
Fred. Olsen Limited
Acts as the parent company to many of our businesses based in the UK. We also operate a central service function from an office in Ipswich. This part of the business provides support services to the rest of the group including, HR, IT, Facilities and Accounts. Typical positions that may come up in this area are; HR Assistant, Accounts Assistant, IT Support Analyst, IT Trainee and Receptionist.
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in cruises, rail holidays and bespoke travel, as well as Go Cruise & Travel.
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