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Tilbury triples trainees

[ February 27, 2014   //   ]

The Port of Tilbury in Essex says it will triple the number of trainees it takes on, from 20 in 2013 to at least 60 in 2014. Launched last year, Traineeships give unemployed young people work preparation training and work experience as well as English and maths qualifications. They are delivered by training providers with the content tailored to the needs of the business and the individual.

Most of Tilbury’s existing trainees, many from areas with traditionally high levels of youth unemployment, have gone on to start apprenticeships and other permanent full-time positions after impressing on their Traineeship. The port was recently recognised in the Thurrock Civic Awards where it won the Business in the Community award.

Tilbury’s chief operating officer, Perry Glading, said:  “Traineeships are a significant part of our recruitment strategy. Like Apprenticeships, Traineeships are a means to invest in the future of our business and to ensure we have the skilled workforce we need for the future. Traineeships are vital in bringing fresh talent into the Port and addressing the local skills shortage.”