Crew Skills – Huge Demand for Hospitality Staff


New training facility to meet demand for hospitality staff

“The cruise lines are crying out for more hospitality staff and Malaysians are wanted,” says Crew Skills’s CEO, Mr O’Dee. “Malaysians looking for a career on an International Cruise Ship should contact us immediately.”

The demand for kitchen hands and junior cooks is extremely high on cruise ships.  They make over USD625 (RM1900) and USD675 (RM2050) per month, respectively on Royal Caribbean. If you have a qualification or have worked in a professional kitchen for more than 12 months then a career at sea could just be for you.

Royal Caribbean is bringing two new ships into Asia to service the Chinese market. Anyone who can speak fluent Mandarin and English and has experience in any “front” hospitality positions, like reception, housekeeping, waiting, bar tending, etc., should call Crew Skills now.  Most of these jobs get over USD1200 (RM3700) per month.

Working on cruise ships has many advantages. You get food, accommodation and medical cover. You also get to cruise to different parts of the world for free. “One Ipoh lad saved enough in a few years to buy his own house and at the same time got to see the world!” said Mr O’Dee.

Crew Skills is a vocational training company that offers a guaranteed job offer to all its graduates. Its latest facility in Bercham Light Industrial Estate, Ipoh was initially focused on training non-Malaysian candidates for jobs in the international hospitality industry. However, Crew Skills has now realised that a major resource was literally at its doorsteps.

“Malaysians are hard working; most have a desire to improve themselves professionally and possess a good command of English. If they want to work or improve their position within the hospitality industry, we can help them”, says Mr O’Dee.

In the past, Crew Skills was geared on training candidates for jobs outside of Malaysia. However, it has now decided to train Malaysians for local jobs, as well. For example, if you have 12 months experience in F&B you can join the Crew Skills Butler programme and you will go from making a salary of RM700 in F&B to as high as RM1500 a month as a butler!”

For more information on Cruise Ship and Local Hospitality opportunities.

Website: or call Crew Skills at 05-5459800.