AS many as 600 maritime jobs will be created when work starts next year on the Â£4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel – and the search for these staff has come to Essex.
A recruitment event will take place between 10.30am to 4pm on Thursday, 26 March at Tilbury and the organisers are urging local people interested in a career on the River Thames to come along to find out more about the career opportunities.
And anyone not able to make the event at the London Cruise Terminal can still register their interest by visiting website www.jobsinmaritime.com.
Starting in west London, the proposed route for the tunnel follows the route of the River Thames to Limehouse, where it continues north-east to Abbey Mills Pumping Station near Stratford. There it will be connected to the Lee Tunnel, which will transfer the sewage to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel London’s super sewer will be the UK’s biggest engineering project and will upgrade London’s antiquated sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city into the next century.
The project will create thousands of jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships, and is searching for the next generation of maritime workers to support the construction and to build their maritime careers to 2023 and beyond.
Peter Green, CEO of Jobs in Maritime, says: “We’re committed to ensuring the Thames Tideway Tunnel creates a lasting legacy for the people of Britain and in particular maritime workers, creating lasting careers that continue beyond the construction of the tunnel.
“Our event at Tilbury will give anyone interested in a maritime career the chance to find out all they need to know.”