The professional body for yacht crew launches its first App: PROJOBS, the PYA’s job finding service for members. Currently PYA has some 500 members who are Masters so PROJOBS will provide an invaluable job resource to all these members looking to engage crew. Equally, all Sea Going members can just as quickly "spread the word" of their availability to all PYA Members.
PROJOBS does two things: Firstly, it allows PYA members who are looking for crew to post vacancies for jobs onboard their command and immediately make all other PYA members aware of these jobs. Secondly, it allows PYA members who are looking for crew positions, to offer their services for hire. This App allows for an instantaneous "top down" - "bottom up” communication directly between Master and Crew. Each time a posting is made, the system automatically notifies PYA members via the PYA Members Portal. This new App from PYA is specifically designed to work on restricted bandwidth. In addition to access in the normal way from a computer this App has been designed to ‘go mobile’ and is supported by iOSX, Android and BlackBerry handsets. PROJOBS is offered to PYA members free of charge.
Andrew Schofield, PYA President said: ‘I am delighted to be able to make PROJOBS available to PYA members. There is no other online platform available today that comes close to offering professional crew this kind of top – down / bottom - up two way communication directly with the bridge. This is one of several initiatives the Association has taken to add value and services to members, that are both relevant and useful.’