Marine and Shipbuilding Recruitment




of the Group’s annual turnover is generated by marine and shipbuilding recruitment blue and white collar contractors on military and civilian specialist resource teams: Systems and Software, Naval Architecture, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, MRO

Morson are the largest supplier of marine trades in the UK with over 1,500 contractors deployed. With offices across key locations across the UK, our marine and shipbuilding recruitment division is at the core of the industry’s largest projects. We are proud to have delivered a diverse range of disciplines to major marine and shipbuilding projects, including concept design for submarines.Our customers include many of the sector’s leading organisations including Babcock, Thales and BAE SYSTEMS.

We ensure effective delivery through our specialist teams:

  • Naval Architecture and Design
  • Systems and Software
  • Manufacturing
  • MRO
  • Infrastructure

We have a large portfolio of capabilities to support underwater systems including minewarfare systems and anti-submarine systems through to C4ISR including systems, Command and Control as well as Naval optronics and security. We also offer maritime services support for the new build, outfitting, repair and maintenance of in-service vessels in Portsmouth, Devonport, Govan, Barrow, Faslane and Rosyth.

Key projects include: QEC Aircraft Carriers, Astute and Successor, Type 26 Global Combat Ship, Spearfish Upgrade Mobilisation (SFU)

Case Study

  • Babcock 1985 - present
    Babcock Marine and Technology require a variety of niche skills sets and flexible resources across the marine sector. We are the onsite managed service provider for the provision of blue collar personnel to all Babcock Marine and Technology locations. Highlights of our service provision:

    • 1000+ personnel across Babcock Marine and Technology sites
    • Established onsite teams managing – recruitment, security documentation, client relationship management and workforce management
    • Repair and planned maintenance on surface ships and submarines
    • New build of QEC aircraft carriers
    • New build installation and outfitting of super yachts up to 94m
    • Vanguard and Trafalgar Class Submarines
    • Type 22 and 23 Frigates
    • HMS Ocean and HMS Albion landing platforms
    • Supply technical trades for refurbishment of offshore vessels
  • BAE SYSTEMS 1986-present
    We support BAE SYSTEMS with both contract and permanent technical staffing requirements through tailored solutions. Through the provision of a dedicated account team we undertake a number of activities including: assisting with onsite clocking process, undertaking security clearances, providing onsite contractor surgeries, candidate assessments, site inductions and interviews.

    To date we have c.460 contractors and 30 permanent employees deployed on BAE SYSTEMS projects including, Astute Class Submarines, CVF (Carrier Vessel Future) and Type 45 Destroyers.

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