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Bristol recruits win stevedoring cert

[ March 31, 2014   //   ]

Three apprentices at The Bristol Port Company have been awarded the UK’s first ever qualifications in Stevedoring Essentials, as well as qualifying in Port Operations, only three years after starting out.

Antony Savill, George Colgan and William Lansdown all started their Apprenticeships at Bristol Port in April 2011 and are the first people in the UK to gain the new Stevedoring Essentials Technical Certificate developed by Port Skills and Safety, the ports industry’s organisation for health, safety, skills and standards.

Presenting them with their certificates on 31 March, Bristol Port chief executive Simon Bird said: “These three young men have achieved something very special and they should be very proud of themselves.  They each have the one essential quality that every good employer wants but no-one can teach – great attitude.  I’m sure they’ll keep progressing well here and their fresh ideas are helping us make improvements for this year’s new generation of Apprentices too.”

Pictured: (left to right) Simon Bird congratulating Antony, Will and George after awarding them with their certificates.

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