Who we are

London's River Thames is unique and working life on the River is much the same, there is lots of history and tradition working in an industry which has been around for thousands of years.

Here at Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, we offer a challenging, yet hugely rewarding working environment for our employees and one of our aims is to recruit, develop and retain the best in the business. So whether you wish to pursue a career in Fleet Operations, Customer Services, Engineering, senior management or back of house support services, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will have the career path you're looking for. We have a commitment to internal succession planning and development from within.

We offer long term careers on varying career paths, nationally recognised qualifications, much of which is delivered internally by our highly skilled team, development opportunities and extremely competitive benefits.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is one of the most diverse employers operating on the River Thames. We pride ourselves on being a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workforce and are firm believers that the diversity of our business brings a fullness and richness of life to the commuters, tourists and patrons of our services, as well as to London

Staff at summer party

Our values

A day in the life

Their journey

Click below to learn more about the progression path of some of our employees

Ellie - Master

Starting as a Customer Services Assistant (CSA) at various piers, Ellie Wooldridge quickly developed an interest in working on the boats. Moving over to Deck Customer Services Assistant (DCSA), Ellie began working towards her ultimate ambition of joining the Crew on board.

She achieved this goal shortly after by becoming a Relief Mate. Since then Ellie has obtained her Boatmaster’s Licence and received her High-Speed Endorsement, enabling her to captain some of our fastest vessels!

Although it took a lot of hard work to get where she is, Ellie truly enjoys the work she does every day.

"Learning all aspects of river life, both on the marine and shore side, was tough" says Ellie. "There are difficulties working on a busy river, but I enjoy the learning curve. It's hard work, but also hugely rewarding. I enjoy working on the River Thames, it's a lovely place to be. My work colleagues have become good friends; we are a close-knit team which makes for a very rewarding working environment."

"My advice for anyone in my shoes is to persevere, be prepared for minor obstacles, but stay focused on your chosen career path".

Mate tying a rope on board Aurora Clipper

Joy - Master

In 2010, Joy Bushell began pursuing her dream when she joined Uber Boat by Thames Clippers as a Deck Customer Services Assistant (DCSA). From there, Joy served as a Mate for three years before becoming a successful candidate for our in-house training programme to become a Captain. The training programme helped Joy obtain her Boat Masters License and other relevant endorsements to carry passengers and work on the Thames.

“My advice to anyone that is in my shoes is if you have a dream, go and get it! If you are unsure of what you may need, find someone in that position to give you advice and guidance on how you can achieve your goals. Be prepared to start from the bottom and work your way up. I believe that hard work and determination have been the recipe for my success,” shares Joy.

Throughout her time at Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, Joy has had the opportunity to be a part of historic events such as transporting passengers for the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee river procession. 

“With Uber Boat by Thames Clippers continuously growing and expanding, we have created new jobs and positions both afloat as Senior Masters and ashore as office management,” says Joy. “The opportunities for internal progression will always be available due to the company’s commitment to internal succession planning and developing from within."

Joy - Master