Company: RSL Recruitment
Skills: Ships Engineer
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: Europe

Assistant Trainee Marine Engineer - Offshore

Location: Various worldwide locations onboard vessels

Start: ASAP 

Duration: Permanent

Rotation: 56 days on / 28 days off   

Salary: Negotiable
Overtime: Negotiable 

Accommodation / Flights / Insurances provided by Client 

Assistant trainee is expected to be on board the ship most of the time handling technical duties and not at an office. Interested applications who would have to accept a role where they would essentially be expected to work on board a vessel for many years.  Many people seem to think it's just an entry level role and that one day they would return to onshore work, but that's not the case in this role. Even though the position starts out being a lower level, it's one of the few cases where there is an expected plan for promotions, etc and ends up in quite a distinguish and high role on board of the vessel.  
If possible, we are also looking for employees who have  at least High School Diploma, Vocational course and/or as mentioned in my past email,  Civil/Mechanical/Electrical or Naval Engineering educational background and fluent in English (B2 and above). 

The general/expected plan for the Assistant Trainee is as follows (there is no specific timeline as it depends on many factors like performance, opportunity within the fleet, market situation, etc):
Assistant Trainee to 2nd Assistant / 2nd Engineer
2nd Assistant / Engineer to 1st Assistant / Chief Engineer (during this promotion the rotation changes from 56/28 to 35/35)
1st Assistant / Chief Engineer to Superintendent  (handles the entire Technical crew)


We successfully supply Personnel to many companies, both operators and contractors, involving many different nationalities for projects throughout the world giving us a great insight into the needs and requirements of our clients and candidates.




  • -  Hydrocarbons

  • -  Power

  • -  Infrastructure & Technology

  • -  Minerals & Metals

  • -  Renewable Energy

  • -  Pharmaceutical

  • -  Maritime


Our aim is to provide total support and simplify the recruitment process. Please find listed below a selection of the services RSL can provide:


  • -  Offering employment packages
  • -  Authentication of qualifications
  • -  Reference checks
  • -  Payroll Service
  • -  Medical screening
  • -  Visa processing
  • -  Labour clearances
  • -  Residency permits
  • -  Orientation packages
  • -  Arranging insurances
  • -  Transportation arrangements
  • -  Arranging accommodation
  • -  CV assistance


Quality of service is our most important product and our clients and candidates are our most valued assets.