PSS is the Standards Setting Body for the port sector.

PSS is the Standards Setting Body for the port sector and works with employers, and other key stakeholders, to develop apprenticeships that will meet the needs of employers and the workforce now and into the future.

Apprenticeships are designed to give the knowledge and skills needed to have a long and successful career in the industry by combining working with studying in a specific job.

Apprenticeships not only benefit the future of the industry but also positively impact the communities where we operate. By offering apprenticeships, we help build a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the future, ensuring the continued growth and success of the maritime and logistics industry.

Rachel Smith, Group HR Director, Peel Ports Group

Apprenticeships are used to develop new entrants and to upskill or reskill the existing workforce.

Anybody can work toward an apprenticeship providing they:

  • Are aged 16 years or over, there is no upper age for apprenticeships.
  • Are employed and in a job role that aligns with an apprenticeship.
  • Are learning new skills and knowledge.

Apprenticeships are a critical part of our succession planning – helping us to make sure that we have people competent in the roles that we need both now and in the future.

Marisa George, Learning and Development Partner, Port of Dover

Skills are a devolved matter. The titles and structures of apprenticeships vary between the UK nations but the concept remains the same.

Apprenticeship Standards – England
Apprenticeship Frameworks – Scotland

Employer guides to apprenticeships

PSS will be developing further information specific to each of the four nations to help navigate apprenticeships and funding. In the meantime, more information on apprenticeships in each of the devolved nations can be found below.

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