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  • What is the first step for each application?
    Complete the Online CV Your journey begins with our user-friendly Online CV platform. Here, you will find fields dedicated to capturing your essential personal information and the opportunity to upload your CV seamlessly.
  • What do I do if I have not received a response after applying?
    If you do not hear back from us within 6 to 10 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. You are able to re-apply after 12 months.
  • How long does it take to get placed?
    Please note that while we strive to assist all candidates in securing a placement, we cannot guarantee specific timelines due to various factors that influence the placement process. Rest assured, if your application is successful, you can expect to hear from us within an estimated timeframe of 6 to 10 weeks. We value your patience and understanding as we carefully review and consider each applicant.
  • How can I apply for a vacancy?
    Ready to apply for a vacancy? Simply click on the "APPLY NOW" button to get started. By clicking on "APPLY NOW," you will be directed to where you can begin the seamless application process.
  • Do you have to be South African to apply?
    SOA is responsible for recruiting within South Africa. If you are not a South African citizen, you need to hold valid working Visas and/ or permits to work in South Africa in order to be considered.
  • How much does it cost to apply?
    In order to join a vessel as a seafarer, International Maritime Law requires you to obtain certain STCW 2010 certification and Seafarer Medical which can cost you up to R15 000.00 (fifteen thousand rand).
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