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Published: 00:01, 10 July 2017 |
Updated: 13:16, 19 July 2017
Gravesend’s geography means that plenty of youngsters likely grow up dreaming of a career on the water and the Port of London Authority’s recruitment drive has come at an opportune time.
There’s no better time of year to work on the Thames, and the PLA’s Gravesend workshop in Denton Wharf hosted an open day last week to find new marine engineers and deckhands.
The day gave visitors, some as young as 16, the chance to see how the PLA’s fleet of more than 40 boats, plus channel-marking lights and buoys, are maintained.
With the PLA responsible for looking after a 95-mile stretch of the iconic river, from the North Sea through the heart of the historic city to Teddington Lock in West London, there is certainly a need for a few more apprentices on board.
Glenn Witham, the PLA’s HR director, said: “Apprenticeships are a great route into work for young people and mean proper training and invaluable experience, as well as a wage.
“Working at the PLA is exciting, as there’s so much variety in what we do. We work in some of the most interesting places on the river in London, Essex and Kent.”
People who could not get along to the open day but are interested in an apprenticeship can find an application form at pla.co.uk, which they should then email to email@example.com
The salary for these roles is the statutory apprentice wage, dependent on age, and includes 28 days’ paid annual leave and eight paid bank holidays.
Hours of work are 35 per week and include time at college.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, July 19.
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