Hiring of the steersman becomes available to the player from 50th level in the store in the bar. A player can hire only one steersman. The steersman is gaining experience similarly to the player, so the sooner a player will hire the steersman the better for him. 


The steersman gets experience at the rate of 1:1 with the  experience of the player. With the accumulation of experience by steersman he can "pass retraining", to increase his stats  for a certain amount of money.