Be A Part Of Our Team

We love moving people and getting them where they need to be, on time and with a smile.

Here at Belaire Ferries we pride ourselves over an inclusive and positive team spirit. We encourage our people to be themselves, respect each other and the environment we operate within.

Our team is our greatest strength. We are a diverse group coming from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. Join us and be a part of our success while having fun along the way.

What we offer

  • Friendly & supportive work environment
  • Free annual flu shots & vaccinations
  • Free off-street parking at out Hobsonville Marina base
  • Free fruit and other goodies
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Staff discounts through our preferred suppliers
  • Stable employment as an essential service provider

Current Opportunities

We partner with Manaaki Marine for end-to-end Marine Recruitment in attracting, sourcing and evaluating top talent for our business.

Expressions of Interest

We partner with Manaaki Marine for end-to-end Marine Recruitment in attracting, sourcing and evaluating top talent for our business. If you would like to register an expression of interest for future opportunities at Belaire Ferries, register with Manaaki Marine using the links below:


Professional Development

There are real career benefits in choosing to work with Belaire Ferries. We provide all the training you need to get going. Further, we support professional development within the company, allowing you to gain higher marine qualifications as you move along, such as the QDC, SRL and even <500GT or High-Speed Endorsements. If you’re the kind of person who has a positive attitude and likes to work hard, you’ll fit in well here.


Do you need any formal qualification to work at Belaire Ferries?

This depends on the position that you apply for.

Deckhand – No, we can train you on what you need to know. Ultimately to be successful in this role you will need to have great customer service and a positive attitude.

Skipper – Yes, you will need to have a current commercially recognised maritime qualification relevant to the size and power of the vessel(s) that we are recruiting for.

Do I need a CV and cover letter to apply?

A CV is a great tool to showcase what skills and experiences you have. We don’t require a cover letter as part of the application process but would ask that you complete the brief video introduction link that forms part of the application process and allows us to learn more about you.

Do I need to declare my Covid vaccination status?

No, Belaire Ferries doesn’t require this. As a public transport provider Belaire Ferries would be required to follow any law changes mandated by the government.

Do you require a pre-employment drug & alcohol test as part of your recruitment process?

Yes, any offer of employment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment drug & alcohol test through our preferred supplier. It is a legal requirement that maritime operators in New Zealand have a Drug and Alcohol policy in place.

How long does it take to become a qualified Skipper?

This ultimately will depend a lot on you and how motivated you are. For someone with no previous experience this would take on average 3 – 5 years. The first progression would be to gain the Qualified Deck Crew (QDC) qualification before moving on to the Skipper Restricted Limits (SRL).

Do you accept Australian maritime qualifications?

To be successfully offered a role as a vessel skipper, you would need to have a Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) recognised qualification. Australian qualifications can be transferred onto the SeaCert framework.

We are happy to look at these on a case-by-case basis and work with you on how to have them recognised.

Can you take applications from overseas candidates?

No, we are not currently able to accept applications from those who are not legally entitled to work in New Zealand or offer sponsorship.

What type of employment do you offer?

We are a service delivery focused business that works across a large part of the day. Within the team we can offer full-time, part-time and casual commitments depending on the role we are recruiting for.