Work on our ferries

Our ferry routes are located in the middle of the most beautiful part of Finland, and you can work in beautiful landscapes and experience all four seasons.

Do you want to become part of the ferry crew?

Our ferries are staffed by a Master, Chief Engineer and Deckhand. Below you can read about the qualification requirements for different positions.


  • Chief mate's book or at least watchkeeper's book and 12 months' seagoing service as a watch mate or captain.
  • A valid seaman's medical certificate.
  • First aid training (EA1).
  • Road Safety 1 qualification.

Chief Engineer

  • Watchkeeping engineer's book and 12 months of seagoing service as an engineer.
  • A valid seaman's medical certificate.
  • Road Safety 1 qualification.


  • At least qualification as a deckhand in domestic traffic.
  • A valid seaman's medical certificate.
  • Road Safety 1 qualification.
  • Also with orientation you can work as a deckhand. A certificate of first aid extinguishing course is required.

The duties of a deckhand include, among other things, work related to mooring, unmooring, loading, cleaning and maintenance of the vessel, as well as high-quality customer service.

The salary on board the ferry vessels is in accordance with TES and the salary is competitive. The tasks allow you to work close to home and have regular working hours, which are essentially based on 1:1 rotation.

We expect you to make a strong commitment to safety issues. We value responsibility, flexibility, initiative, service-mindedness

Additional information of the position

If you need more information about working on our ferries, please contact our Safety and Traffic Director Pasi Roos, pasi.roos(at)

Our ferry route

  • Hailuoto route- ferries Merisilta and Meriluoto
  • Iniö-Kustavi route - ferry Aura
  • Kasnäs-Hiittinen route - ferry Aurora
  • Korppoo-Houtskari route - ferry Stella
  • Korppoo-Norrskata route - ferry Falco
  • Parainen-Nauvo route - battery-driven ferries Altera and Elektra

Finferries in brief

Maintaining functional transport connections in the land of thousands of lakes and islands requires ferries, commuter ferries and cable ferries. Every year, the vessels of the Suomen Lauttaliikenne Group transport millions of vehicles and passengers on environmental terms, on a total of 50 routes, with more than 300 professionals.

In other words, we offer socially significant positions in a customer-oriented shipping company. We are a reliable, secure and fair employer that also enables long careers. We offer good employee benefits, an encouraging and communal work community, a pleasant working environment and comprehensive occupational health care. Our working languages are Finnish and Swedish.

We are also a forerunner in the electrification of vessels in Finland and work with developing technology to improve safety and the environment. What water separates, Finferries combines – responsibly and with care for the environment.


Welcome to work with us!