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Tilbury winners ready to start work

[ September 21, 2021   //   ]

Local students Dylan Rannigan and Charlie Johnston, who won the opportunity to start a career in engineering following a competition run by the Port of Tilbury and the Gateway Academy, are now ready to take up their apprenticeships.

In 2019 the port teamed up with the Gateway Academy in Tilbury to run a competition that opened up the prospects of a career in engineering to young students. Following a rigorous review process by the team at the port and presentations by the students, Dylan Rannigan and Charlie Johnston came through as the winners.

Now with the support of the port, both Dylan and Charlie have successfully completed a Level 3 Engineering National Diploma at South Essex College and are ready to start their new apprenticeships in the port.

Tilbury commercial director Peter Ward said: “A career in engineering is an excellent and rewarding role for many people and at the Port of Tilbury we cannot function efficiently without our team of expert engineers. This competition has really shown us that we have some really great talent in our local communities and young people who are keen to learn and work hard.  My congratulations to Dylan and Charlie for their hard work at college and we look forward to having them as part of the Port of Tilbury team.”