Recruitment Process

How do we handle your application?

The shipping companies we represent require us to carefully check and screen your background, qualifications and experience. In the following we explain to you about our recruitment process and how we handle your data. Please read carefully. By submitting your application, you give your consent to your data being handled and shared as outlined in the following.

The recruitment process at Danica Crewing Services Ltd (in the following “Danica”) begins once we have received your job application.

As an initial step, we will evaluate your application and compare it with our current vacancies to identify any match.

If we find that you qualify for an open position, we will continue to screen your application immediately. Applications that do not match a current vacancy at this stage will be kept on file, and we will screen your application and contact you in due course when we have an open position that may be suitable for you.

The first interview is with one of our recruiters. Following this interview, we will also ask you to perform a CES test (professional knowledge test), an English test, and other tests which our clients require. We only accept test results from tests which are taken under the supervision of Danica.

Following the interview with the recruiter and the testing, all officers, and some ratings, will also meet online with our senior captains or chief engineers for an in-depth interview about your knowledge, experience and leadership.

In this interview you can also request more technical details about the vessel we wish you to join.

If you apply for a senior officer’s position, you may also be interviewed by our senior management.

In many cases our clients will also require an interview with you. Usually, this interview is carried out online.

As a part of our screening process, we may contact your previous employers to obtain a reference.

All the documents and certificates you submit will be checked for authenticity in line with our company’s and the client’s requirements.

We may also initiate a background check of you and other further checks as deemed necessary by us to verify your suitability for employment with one of our clients.

Below you will find more details on how we handle your data. By applying with Danica, or otherwise using our services, you give your consent for using your data as described below.

Data Handling Policy

In order to help you find a job or continue our relationship with you once we have found you a role, or when we are providing you with a service, or when you are visiting our website or otherwise in contact with us, we collect and use your personal data as described below.

To provide the best possible employment opportunities that are tailored to you, we need to process certain information about you. We only ask for details that will genuinely help us to help you, such as your name, age, contact details, education details, employment history, emergency contacts, immigration status, financial information (where we need to carry out financial background checks), and social security number (and of course you may choose to share other relevant information with us). We may also collect information related to your health, diversity information, or details of any criminal convictions.

To the extent that you access our website or click through any links in an email from us, we will also collect certain data from you to assist us in offering you the best services.

If we think you might be interested in, or might benefit from, our services, we will collect and use such information about you to assess how we might be able to help you and to get in touch.

If we employ or engage you directly or you are employed or engaged by one of your clients, we need to process certain extra information (in addition to the information collected from you as a candidate for a vacancy) to ensure a smooth relationship. We collect important information such as personal ID numbers or other identifiers, start dates, bank details and details of previous remuneration, pensions and benefit arrangements or details about your emergency contact, next-of-kin or other information required by authorities or our clients.

Your data may be shared with other companies in the Danica network including associated offices.

You can at any time request us to have your data record deleted. Upon such request your data account with us will be inactivated. We might be required by regulations or be contractually committed to continue to keep your data, or part of it, in our records.

You submit your data to, and your data is stored with, Danica Crewing Services Ltd, 2A Shevchenko Avenue, office 601, 65044 Odessa, Ukraine (Referred to in this policy as “Danica” or “we” or “company”). Complaints or claims regarding the use and storage of your data must be addressed to that Danica Crewing Services Ltd in writing to the aforementioned address - also if your data has been shared with other entities. The jurisdiction for any complaints or claims is the same as for that company. 

It is important to point out that we may amend this Data Handling Policy from time to time. Please just visit this page if you want to stay up to date, as we will post any changes here.