Antigua and Barbuda: The Tourism and Investment Ministry recently conducted a job recruitment drive in collaboration with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). 92 capable individuals have been recruited aboard Italian-owned MSC cruise vessels following the recently concluded job recruitment drive.
At a brief ceremony on Thursday where nine (9) individuals were presented with their letters of intent by representatives of MSC, Minister of Tourism and Investment 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, not just 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 on-board recruiter Georgia Dowdell who was here on the 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 and Investment, said the successful candidates would be guided through the next steps by her and her team before boarding their respective ships.
MSC operates a fleet of 19 cruise ships and offers cruises within the Caribbean, Northern Europe, South America and Southern Africa, the Mediterranean, United Arab Emirates and Asia.