Karrierecheck: VIKING CRUISES
Viking is a strong and dynamic company – with a growing fleet of more than 80 river ships and seven ocean vessels cruising over 100 itineraries around the world.
INVESTING IN OUR EMPLOYEES
The travel industry was severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect its guests, employees and partners, Viking was the first cruise company to temporarily suspend operations in March 2020. Over a year later, in May 2021, Viking successfully restarted operations. Viking took care of its employees during this time and implemented new initiatives.
How did Viking support its crew?
One of Viking’s values is to care for each other like a family, and during this unprecedented time, we did. To ensure the majority of our crew members had a stable income, Viking applied for furlough assistance and provided monthly financial support to all employees who were not covered under that scheme. Additionally, crew members were connected to online counseling services and treated to private tours on their days off. To protect the health of Viking crew and guests, the company launched the Viking Health & Safety Program. Our program is one of the most well-researched and comprehensive COVID-19 prevention and mitigation plans in the travel industry. Additionally, as professional development is a priority to Viking, we invested in training our nautical crew on safety topics. We provided webinars and online workshops to train hotel crew to become certified COVID protocol specialists.
What is the Viking Newcomer Training?
The Viking Newcomer Training will provide training to those without cruise or hospitality experience who are interested in five onboard river positions: Chef de Rang (Waiter), Stateroom Steward/ess, Galley Chef, Galley Utility, and Guest Services Agent. Viking provides fully funded/free training over the course of two to five weeks. After successfully completing the training, candidates who meet Viking’s standards of excellence will be hired for the position for which they trained.
Become a Viking
Viking was founded in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia and today provides destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world. We are a financially stable, dynamically growing company – and the largest, most award-winning in the industry.
OPEN POSITIONS (M/W/D)
Trainee Chef de Rang (Waiter) | Trainee Galley (Utility and Chef) | Trainee Stateroom Steward/ess | Trainee Guest Services Agent
How to apply: vikingcareers.com