A global careers portal to help recruit talent for ships and on shore has been created by MSC Cruises as it looks to double capacity by 2022.

The new portal will be used for positions in the Italian line’s global offices and across its fleet, supporting the business in the next phase of its expansion.

The online careers platform consolidates all of the company’s recruitment tools in one place and will be at the heart of the application process for the vast majority of roles.

When positions are advertised locally, all listings will now include a direct link to the portal at careers.msccruises.com.

As well as featuring available positions, the portal will enhance and standardise the selection process for applicants.

Having created their online profiles, job seekers will be able to test their language abilities and present evidence of technical skills.

Applicants who progress through to the next stage of the recruitment process the platform will allow them to hold recorded video interviews anywhere in the world.

More than 50 vacancies are currently advertised, ranging from contact centre vacancies in Salzburg and Naples, head of direct sales in Geneva, and on board positions including shore excursions manager and chief engineer.

Chief HR officer, Elia Congiu, said: “Innovation is one of the key elements of the experience that we offer guests on board our ships, so it is only appropriate that we are introducing this innovative global recruitment tool to support the growth and development of all the people who work across our organisation.

“It has the further advantage of being easily accessible from anywhere in the world, which in turn extends the reach of our recruitment process to attract the most talented individuals.”