As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we’re highlighting the importance of apprenticeships in ports.
On ‘Employer Tuesday’, Peel Ports Group tells us how they are using apprenticeships to recruit and train new apprentices to grow their workforce.
The port has a clear commitment to apprenticeships and has pledged to have 5% of its workforce in earn and learn positions.
At Peel Ports Group, we are committed to nurturing young talent and investing in the industry’s future. Our apprentices span various disciplines, including administration, operations, and engineering.
Our talented young recruits have the opportunity to learn practical skills and acquire knowledge from some of the most experienced professionals in the industry. This hands-on learning approach equips our apprentices with the skills and insights they need to excel in their chosen fields.Rachel Smith, Group HR Director, Peel Ports Group
During 2023, Peel Ports Group committed to putting all newly recruited port operatives through the port operative apprenticeship standard.
The group currently has 45 port operative apprentices working toward their apprenticeship programmes.
The introduction of the Port Operative level 2 apprenticeship standard has afforded our latest recruits the opportunity to rapidly develop their knowledge, skills and capability in port operations.
The completion of this nationally recognised industry qualification serves as a great start to a very exciting career for our port operatives in the port and shipping industry.Louise orchard, learning and development specialist, Peel ports group
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