Tilbury showcases career opportunities at local event

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Tilbury showcases career opportunities at local event

The Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest growing port welcomed keen career seekers from the local area to their recruitment day last week at the London Cruise Terminal.

The growing port has many career opportunities currently available including apprentices; straddle carrier drivers; and engineers. All of these roles and more were showcased along with the skills development opportunities the business has available across the port for adults of all ages.

Many people took the opportunity to use the training simulator and have a go at moving containers virtually, while other potential candidates had the chance to visit the container terminal and undertake a height test which is an essential element for anyone thinking of a career as a straddle carrier operator* working with these tall machines.

Paul Dale, Asset & Site Director said: “Tilbury is growing fast with lots of exciting career opportunities for people right now. Recruiting has never been so important for us as a business and also for the country as we continue to recovery from the economic impact of the global pandemic. If you are keen on a career with us, please get in touch or come along to our next event in January”

 The port is very keen to encourage anyone with an interest in a career whether it is starting with an apprenticeship or applying for the various skilled engineering roles, to get in touch or come along to the next recruitment day, at the London Cruise Terminal on the 25th January 2022 from 11am-8pm, and have a conversation with the port’s recruitment specialists about the career opportunities.

Michelle Primrose, Group HR Manager at Forth Ports said: “This was our second recruitment event for local people and it was great to chat to people of all ages who are considering a career with us. Conversations ranged from young people considering apprenticeships to older adults looking to retrain in logistics.

Don’t worry if you missed the event this time, we are starting 2022 with another event on the 25th January so I’d encourage people to come along then and see if the new year is right for starting a new career with the Port of Tilbury.”

For more about careers at Forth Ports and current vacancies, click here: https://www.forthports.co.uk/careers/

*See the straddle carrier video issued previously https://vimeo.com/637041350/a88ba4ecf8

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