Ninety-two (92) Antiguans and Barbudans have been offered employment opportunities aboard Italian-owned Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) cruise vessels following a recently concluded job recruitment drive in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Investment.
At a brief ceremony yesterday (Thurs) where nine (9) individuals were presented with their letters of intent by representatives of MSC, Minister of Tourism and Investment, Hon Charles Fernandez charged the applicants to use this unique opportunity to market Antigua and Barbuda and be proud ambassadors of their country.
“Take this opportunity and see it as a training experience and not just as a job, you have a lot of responsibility as you are going there to represent us and lead the way for more of these opportunities to become available for other Antiguans”, the minister continued.
MSC onboard recruiter Georgia Dowdell who was here on island to conclude the recruitment drive, congratulated the successful candidates for putting their best foot forward and being selected.
“It was great to be in Antigua to meet with you and understand who you are, your interests and your ambitions”, she said.
Simone Richards, Policy and Project Specialist within the Ministry of Tourism & Investment said the successful candidates will be guided through the next steps by her and her team before going off to board their respective ships.
MSC operates a fleet of 19 cruise ships and offers cruises within the Caribbean, Northern Europe, South America and Southern Africa as well as the Mediterranean, UAE and Asia.