ABP Humber partners up with two local academies
December 19, 2017
ABP Humber has formed a strategic partnership with two local academies to encourage young talent into the port industry and share best practices.
The leading port operator has formed ties with Multi Academy Trust schools Malet Lambert and South Hunsley Secondary School and Sixth Form College from 2018 and beyond.
It aims to show students the broad range of around 200 job roles that ABP has to offer through tailored work experience and regular face-to-face communications.
ABP Head of HR on the Humber, Jane Spencer, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to create a strong, impactful partnership and we hope to enrich the students by inspiring and leading them to future career pathways.
“Most of our investment put in will be time to mentor and motivate students as we hope to shape the next generation for employment.”
ABP Humber directly employs 1,050 people in various roles including pilots, operational managers, accountants and personal assistants.
Recently staff from Malet Lambert enjoyed a productive visit to the Port of Hull as they gained an insight into the workings of the industry and learnt about the importance of all the job roles working on the port and at Port House office.
Deputy head of Malet Lambert, Stephen Logan, said: “We believe that this relationship will be a fruitful and meaningful one as our students will gain valuable knowledge and expertise that cannot be easily taught through the traditional curriculum.
“Our management teams will also be working together to develop exciting and innovative opportunities for the future ahead.”
Both Malet Lambert and South Hunsley Secondary School and Sixth Form College are part of the Education Alliance which is a Multi Academy Trust collaboration of four academies in the Humber region. In total there are 5,500 learners and 600 permanent staff in the Trust.
Alongside its portfolio of secondary and primary schools, the Trust leads a teaching school which comprises of 20 schools from the Yorkshire area.
Multi Academy Trust director of careers & employability, Sarah Barley, added: “I am excited to be working with ABP on a number of innovative career development programmes.
“It is hoped that such strong employer encounters will encourage young people in this region to apply for future apprenticeships and jobs with ABP.”