Marine – Deckhand

Negotiable depending on experience


Full time

Williams Shipping is a family run, diverse marine & logistics business, operating for 130 years. Based in Southampton, but with offices in Pembroke and Aberdeen, we pride ourselves in always providing a first class service to our customers and working to the mantra of “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

Our marine division is very busy and gets involved in a multitude of different projects around the UK and Northern Europe, including surveys, offshore energy, towage and supporting marine civil engineering projects – no 2 days will be the same.

We continually assess and modernise our extensive fleet of vessels and ensure the highest levels of staff training in order to maintain our excellent record for safety, efficiency and quality.

We are now looking for deckhands with experience to work on our tugs and workboats based in Southampton and working in UK and Northern European waters.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • STCW Short Courses
  • AEC 
  • ENG1 Medical
  • Crane Operator
  • Slinger Signaller


Willing to travel



  • Salary, Leave & Hours all negotiable.
  • Travel opportunities
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Company events
  • Free Parking


To apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


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    • I just wanted to say thank you – it was a very challenging site to work at and make delivery to. Your drivers showed courtesy, patience and professionalism throughout the day

      Philip Kingston,
      Kingston Building Solutions

    • Thank you for your assistance, it was very much appreciated and a special thank you to Bob who did a fantastic job.

      Jenny Wilkinson,
      Interserve Defence Ltd

    • We are very happy with the service provided by your company, especially the driver and we will be using your company for any future work.

      Bob Sarkar,
      National Gritting Service

    • I would like to personally thank you, as a company, and every one of your drivers for their professional approach to the deliveries to our site, all of your drivers have been absolutely fantastic.

      Andy Jenner,
      EP Renewable Energies Limited

    • On Behalf of the Environment Agency and the Residents of Romsey and Winchester, I would like to convey our warmest gratitude for the support you provided during recent flooding. Without you we would not have been able to respond as quickly or effectively as we did.

      James A Humphrys,
      Environment Agency

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      Cliff Stonestreet,
      Fully Fused Fireworks Worldwide Event Management

    • Thank you very much for your assistance and I have to say the two crew members on the vessel could not have been more helpful.

      Steve Beck,
      Burgess Marine

    • May I take this opportunity to thank you for an excellent service, could you also please pass on my thanks to all of your skippers who have helped us over the past few weeks.

      Gwyn Goforth,
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