The Port of Tilbury marks National Apprenticeship Week with Apprenticeship Programme success

AS part of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (7-11 Feb) The Port of Tilbury, the UK’s fastest growing port, awarded ten apprentices with their Level 2 Warehousing & Distribution Apprenticeship certificates following the successful completion of a two-year course.

All ten apprentices worked hard throughout the pandemic restrictions to play their part in ensuring the uninterrupted flow of food, medicines and constructions materials.

The Warehouse and Supply Chain Operative Apprenticeship programme has been running since 2016 with 70 apprentices (aged between 18 – 24) now having successfully completed this apprenticeship. There are currently 18 apprentices on the programme undertaking their Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

The apprentices develop their skills over a 2-year period and every one of the apprentices have been kept on in full times roles across the port. 

Paul Dale, Asset and Site Director at The Port of Tilbury said: “Our apprentices are our future and at The Port of Tilbury, we are very proud of our programmes which ensure people have the skills and experience to go on to have long careers with us in a variety of roles. Presenting the certificates to our seven successful apprentices this week, we recognise their hard work during the challenging two years and also we celebrate their achievement as all of them exceeded 75%. My congratulations to you all.”

The apprenticeship programmes are delivered through The Port of Tilbury’s bespoke award-winning Logistics Academy located at the port which has access to a state-of-the-art Technology Suite housing two simulators that are used to develop plant operation skills for example, container handling.

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