Our people

Skills are the key to excellence

Some 2,200  men and women (of which  1,400  are sailors ) work together to exceed quality and safety stan- dards set by the Company.

They work between land and sea, in an international environment, with a range of tools that comply with latest safety standards and legislation. But it takes the combined efforts of French, British, Spanish and Irish teams to bring everything together - and to improve continuously.

Evolving demands, new consumer trends and ever- changing communication tools, these are just some of the reasons why the company relies on the know-how of its dedicated colleagues.

Professions at the heart of the customer experience

In addition to being a transporter, Brittany Ferries also has 40 years of holiday experience. It is one of the leading tour operators in Europe, staffed by a 250-strong Destination and Customer Experience team. Following the Company’s re- branding in 2018, the team was restructured.

Today, brand, marketing, digital and IT teams span four countries, working seamlessly together to bring their destination expertise to tomorrow’s traveller.

The Company has been hard hit by the global pandemic, with only a few of its 12 ships continuing to operate. Passenger volumes are down considerably, with some ships operating in freight-only mode. The pattern of ship operations has had a significant impact on employment. The Company has made use of the governmental short-time working arrangement, allowing workforce numbers to be adjusted. In addition, the steep decline in passenger volumes in 2020 has not permitted the usual level of hiring on seasonal contracts.

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    An honour for Brittany Ferries – carrying La Flamme de la Liberté from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
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    Brittany Ferries confirms new weekly sailing on Cherbourg-Rosslare route
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    The only way is Devon (to get to France for Feb half term)
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