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London Gateway looking for ladies

[ August 5, 2014   //   ]

DP World London Gateway is looking for 50 terminal operatives to drive a variety of high-tech cranes and vehicles to move goods from ship to shore and support all other aspects of the terminal’s operations.

Applications are invited equally from men but to encourage diversity and dispel myths that ports are not for women, DP World London Gateway wants women to take a fresh look at what the modern port has to offer.

DP World London Gateway CEO, Simon Moore (pictured left) said: “It’s really important to us to have as diverse a workforce as possible bringing many benefits to all in the workplace.

“We have a number of women in our team, but not as many as we would like – and the stereotypical view of what a port is like, couldn’t be further from the truth.

He continued, “We will train people to have the skills needed for the job. What we are looking for is a real sense of commitment to the team.”

Former beautician Nicki Allabush (right), from nearby Stanford-Le-Hope, has been working as a Terminal Operative for 18 months She and her colleagues have been chosen to appear in a fly-on-the-wall video series which can be viewed on London Gateway’s Facebook and YouTube channels, to give job seekers a better insight into the role they undertake.

Applicants must have a driving licence plus maths and English GCSEs along with a great work ethic. The starting salary is from £25,700 per annum, with benefits including on site gym, pension and more. Applicants are being asked to apply quickly – the closing date for this is 20 August.

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