Gable Hall students visit London Gateway
London Gateway, Thurrock, 16th May 2013: Forty-five pupils from Gable Hall School, along with their teachers, recently visited the London Gateway to learn about future career opportunities.
The GCSE students were given a presentation explaining the project by Helen Woolford, a graduate of the school, who now works in the Operations Team at the port.
The presentation was followed by a tour around the site, which gave the students the chance to see how the port will operate, and the opportunities it offers for apprenticeships and careers. This was reinforced by talks from a variety of London Gateway employees, including representatives from the legal, environment, and operations teams.
Helen Woolford, Operations Administration Coordinator, said: “As a former Gable Hall student, I was very excited to be able to tell the students about the enthusiastic world-class team at London Gateway and the opportunity for a future career.”
Connor Allen, Gable Hall student, said: “I was really grateful to be given the chance to visit DP World and I am very excited about the potential opportunities there.”
Dr Sophina Asong, Headteacher of Gable Hall School, said: “Our students were delighted to be given the opportunity to visit and to see the wide range of career opportunities available to the young people of Thurrock. We plan for this to be the first of many such visits.”
London Gateway opens in Quarter 4 2013, and will create thousands of jobs in the local area. To see vacancies currently on offer, visit www.londongateway.com/careers.