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Search is on for London Gateway apprentices

[ May 21, 2013   //   ]

DP World London Gateway marked the launch of its new apprenticeship scheme with a visit from Minister for Thames Gateway, Brandon Lewis and local MP, Stephen Metcalfe.

The new port is on the hunt for six apprentices for a four-year programme combining study, training, and hands-on work experience in engineering. At the end of the programme, each apprentice will gain a Higher National Certificate in engineering, setting them up for a career in mechanical and electrical engineering, in partnership with South Essex College of Higher Education.

DP World London Gateway will pay an annual salary for six students to study at college and offer work experience on-site over four years. This will culminate in the award of a Higher National Certificate in engineering.

Brandon Lewis said: “This fantastic new apprenticeship scheme will create a life changing opportunity for six young people, giving them the building blocks they need to have a highly skilled career in a world class company. Apprenticeships are at the heart of our drive for a stronger economy, and DP World’s first class apprenticeship scheme shows what is achievable when Government and the private sector work together to equip future generations with the tools they need to thrive and compete in a global economy.”

Simon Moore, CEO, DP World London Gateway, said: “We are now looking for six candidates with a passion for engineering and then we’ll do the rest. The team at DP World London Gateway is committed to delivering highly skilled jobs to the local area and this is a great opportunity for young people to learn and gain valuable experience and qualifications. These opportunities are just some of many already offered, as we have many jobs requiring different skills available now.”

Stephen Metcalfe MP, South Basildon and East Thurrock, said: “This is great news for South Essex and a great opportunity for local people to take advantage of a global company investing into the area.”