With extensive experience and knowledge of the aviation industry, from ownership to operation, we understand the challenges and complexities that come with operating across borders in a world that is home to so many different laws, jurisdictional regulations and legislation related to privacy, payroll, tax and compliance.

Sentient Pay provides comprehensive yet flexible crew employment and payroll processing solutions for those working on commercially registered and private aircraft.

Working closely with aircraft operators, owners and their representatives, we tailor our solutions to meet the needs and requirements of each individual client.

We can provide assistance with contractual administration, to ensure that any aircraft or owner-specific terms and conditions are inserted into crew employment contracts, whilst making sure that any such documentation remains fully compliant with all relevant EU legislation.

We can undertake a range of employer services, including:

  • preparation and issuing of employment contracts;
  • holiday/ leave calculations;
  • crew salary payments;
  • crew salary amendments;
  • coordination of social security contributions (where applicable);
  • termination and extension of employment;
  • facilitation of pension provision; and,
  • arrangement of healthcare benefit plans.

The effective and efficient operation of any vessel relies heavily on its crew.

Engaging a professional services provider for your crew employment and payroll matters can therefore offer significant value – not only does it de-risk your business and reduce the administrative burden, it can take away the headache of having to stay up to date with constantly changing employment, social security and taxation rules and regulations.

Drawing on our experience and knowledge of the maritime industry, we offer bespoke crew employment and payroll services that are flexible, cost effective and more importantly, compliant.

We are able to offer assistance with all aspects of contractual administration. This includes:

  • preparation and issue of Seafarer Employment Agreements (for those employed on commercially registered vessels) and Contracts of Employment (for those employed on private yachts) both MLC and Flag State compliant;
  • holiday/ leave calculations;
  • crew salary amendments;
  • crew salary payments;
  • coordination of seafarer social security contributions;
  • termination and extension of employment;
  • facilitation of pension provision; and,
  • arrangement of healthcare benefit plans.

Our aim? To provide a complete end-to-end solution that meets all of your crew employment and payroll needs, that complements the way in which you wish to operate your vessel whilst remaining compliant at all times.

Companies in resource intense industries like oil and gas often find the management of employees and contractors, spread across multiple sites and offices, to be an administrative headache; this can take up a lot of time without adding any real value to the day-to-day business objectives.

Payroll is a core process within any company and subsequently should be a straightforward process. However, it can very easily turn into an overcomplicated and seemingly endless task, especially in the natural resources industry.

At Sentient Pay, we can manage a number of HR matters on your behalf so that you can concentrate on the more important task at hand; running your business. We are able to provide you with real time reporting and data on staff, increasing visibility into the information that matters to your business.

We will look after:

  • training and safety recording
  • time tracking
  • holiday leave entitlements
  • contracts
  • letters of termination and extension
  • sick leave
  • bonuses calculations
  • reimbursement of expenses
  • payroll services


Sentient Pay also offer a ‘payment against invoice’ solution.

When you require contractors for short periods and employ expatriates that have bank accounts outside of your country of business, it can be difficult to make payments to them; we offer an effective solution.

We will hire the Expatriate under a contract of services from our head office and then second/outsource them to your project in the country of assignment. The Expatriate can then send us a monthly invoice/timesheet, of which a payment can be made against. Using this method means that there is no employment contract. We do not ensure tax compliance and therefore it is the responsibility of the Expatriate to declare their offshore income in their resident country. We are able to pay invoices from our head office in Malta to bank accounts all around the world.


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