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Tilbury set to recruit new talent

[ June 9, 2021   //   ]

The Port of Tilbury is hosting a recruitment day on 29 June 2021 at the London Cruise Terminal, to showcase the career and skills development opportunities the business has available across the port for adults of all ages. The day will run from 11am until 8pm and will be opened by Forth Ports Group chief executive Charles Hammond.

The port has many opportunities to build a lifelong career or to develop skills including apprenticeships; operations, engineering, finance or procurement.

The port has 12 apprentices in full time roles across the port following the completion of a successful two-year programme. The Warehouse and Supply Chain Operative Apprenticeship programme has been running since 2016 with 26 apprentices, aged between 18 and 24, now having successfully completed the scheme.

Tilbury, in partnership with the Port of London Authority, announced in February that it was offering over 30 unemployed young people paid six-month traineeships this spring, as part of the Government’s £2.4 billion Kickstart work programme.

Routes to LOGISTICS is a new programme which was launched in March 2021 for the local Tilbury community. The programme runs an introductory training course of up to three days on working in the Transport and Logistics industry. It includes access to key accredited courses in First Aid, Health and Safety, Fork Lift Novice Licence and IOSH managing safety course with additional e- earning modules that can be accessed from anywhere and cover all aspects of personal development, accredited health and safety and aspects of the Logistics Industry.

The Recruitment Day will take place in the London Cruise Terminal on Tuesday 29 June from 11am – 8pm – everyone is welcome. There will be strict C19 hygiene and social distancing measures in place throughout the day.