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More apprentices heading to the tidal Thames

The tidal Thames, not the boardroom, beckons for more Port of London Authority (PLA) apprentices.

Responsible for the river between Teddington and the North Sea, the PLA is recruiting three apprentices to join its marine operations and engineering teams, based in Gravesend, Kent.

Glenn Witham, director of human resources, said: “We want to create long-term opportunities and careers for our apprentices. They are key to the future of the PLA and the wider marine sector.

“These new recruits will join an established team of eight apprentices, who are making a big contribution to the success of the PLA and the river.”

Training and liaison officer, Rachel De Bont, added: “Our apprentices encounter all aspects of the river, from the cargo vessels downriver at London Gateway to the recreation and sport upriver at Putney.

“These new vacancies are an exciting opportunity to start a career on the tidal Thames, supported by first class training opportunities.”

There are two marine operations vacancies and one for a marine engineer apprentice.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5 July.

Applicants must be 18 years of age by 1 September 2021.

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