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Rewarding, Varied and Fun - A PLA Apprenticeship

Turn to the Thames - that’s the advice from three Port of London Authority (PLA) apprentices in a new film for young people considering their career options.




The Cleaner Thames campaign is all about stopping rubbish getting in the River Thames.

Every year hundreds of tonnes of plastic bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish gets into the Thames, harming creatures including fish, seals and birds. Backed by international explorer, Paul Rose the campaign has a simple message: Bin it for a Cleaner Thames.
Great River Race 2019
London's annual River Marathon takes place on 14 September 2019. More than 330 crews from all four corners of the globe take part in the spectacular race which includes every level of competitor.

The 22-mile course is between Millwall and Ham in Surrey - to find the UK Traditional Boat Champions. Many kinds of boat take part, from wherries to war canoes, Cornish gigs to watermen's cutters.

Whether you're a dedicated athlete or a fun-loving rower who simply enjoys laughter, fancy dress and raising money for charity, the Great River Race is for you.
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Visit our dedicated recreational users' website, Boating on the Thames. The site provides guidance and advice to assist you in navigating the tidal Thames for the first time, or even if you're a regular visitor.
Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Caution - Low Fluvial Flows