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Marine Operative Apprenticeships

Start your career in the marine sector this September, by applying for an apprenticeship at the Port of London Authority.

Our apprentices encounter all aspects of the river, from the cargo vessels downriver at London Gateway to the recreation and sport upriver at Putney. The Marine Operative apprenticeship offers an opportunity that will allow you to explore the maritime sector, receive first-class training and shape your own experience as a PLA apprentice.

  • Location: Gravesend, Kent
  • Salary: £11,869

A PLA Apprenticeship means…

  • Practical hands-on experience working on the different vessels that we operate on the Thames
  • 28 days paid annual leave
  • Benefits including private healthcare and the Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Professional qualifications

How to apply

2 x Marine Operative Apprentices

Where you will get the opportunity to work towards a Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s qualification. But you will need at least four GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A to C, level 9-3.

  • You don’t need marine experience as we provide all the training you need.
  • You must be at least 18 years old by the 1st of September.
  • You must have the willingness to gain your driving license.

Full Marine Operative Apprentice Description

For more information about these positions please contact Rachel De Bont training@pla.co.uk.

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to recruitment@pla.co.uk before the closing date of 5 Juy 2021.

Marine Apprentice interviews take place Thursday 22 and Friday 23 July 2021.