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Entrepreneurs of the future take a look at Larne

[ December 2, 2019   //   ]

P&O Ferries welcomed students from St Killian’s College, Ballymena, to the Port of Larne this month for a look into the career opportunities available in logistics.

The ‘Exploring Logistics’ event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November), was hosted in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). It aimed to give Year 10 students an insight into the variety of careers available both at the harbour and across the maritime, logistics and transport industries.

Laura Gilmour, port manager at P&O Ferries said: “As one of the area’s largest employers, we are committed to educating the next generation about their future career opportunities. With up to seven sailings from Larne each day, we’re proud to have been able to get involved in this important initiative and give local students a glimpse into how our business works.”

The visit included a tour of the harbour site, watching the ferries sail into the port and a range of themed teamwork activities. Students also got the opportunity to speak with a variety of employees from P&O Ferries, to discuss a range of roles including freight forwarding, haulage, logistics, IT, engineering and customer services.

The event contributed to Global Entrepreneurship Week’s wider aim of celebrating innovation and promoting economic growth, incorporating 10 million people worldwide, with 35,000 events hosted in over 170 countries.

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