ABP on the lookout for next Marine Operations & Pilot Apprentices

May 20, 2016

Associated British Ports (ABP) is recruiting for its 2016 intake of marine operations & pilot apprentices.

The Apprenticeship schemes, which are the only ones of their kind in the country, are based around the National Occupational Standards and designed to give those interested in working in a marine environment the opportunity to learn about shipping and port operations, while working for the UK’s leading port operator.

The schemes were developed by ABP Marine Training Manager Martin Gough when he identified a need to bring young people into the industry and train them to a high standard.

“It’s essential that we have robust succession planning in place and part of that process means we need very high-calibre young people coming into the business to ensure it continues to operate to the highest marine standards,” he said.

“The course is designed to give hands-on training in all aspects of our port’s marine operations and offers exciting career opportunities, which can lead to the highest levels within the operational teams that control shipping movements at ABP’s 21 ports.”

The company currently employs 16 marine and pilot apprentices, four of which were appointed in 2012 and are now embarking on their first professional roles

If you’d like to find out more about ABP’s Apprenticeship schemes the company will be hosting presentations in both Hull and Immingham:

• Hull - Riverside House, King George Dock, Hull, Tuesday 31st May 1800hrs
• Immingham - The Seafarers’ Centre, Immingham Dock, Wednesday 1st June 1830hrs

To book your place or request an application pack email: mpaa@abports.co.uk