Hundreds apply for new operative positions within the Humber ports

August 30, 2018

Left: ABP Head of Operations, Colin McLoughlin welcomes the candidates to one of the assessment days, being held at Immingham Port.

ABP’s Humber ports recently led a successful recruitment campaign where hundreds of hopefuls from the local community applied.

Over 30 port operative positions were advertised, offering successful candidates the opportunity to embark on a career where they can assist with the daily operations of some of the nation’s busiest and most important ports and play a role in keeping Britain trading.

ABP’s ports are important components supporting the growth in UK trade. On the Humber alone, ABP owns four ports (Grimsby, Immingham, Hull & Goole) which combined, handle more goods than Liverpool and the Tyne put together.

As well as supporting Immingham, the UK’s largest port by tonnage, the Humber ports also support around 23,000 jobs in the region.

Candidates were invited to a number of assessment days where the company will identify the most proactive and safety conscious individuals to join ABP, who will be required to work with multiple cargo types, plant and machinery.

Successful candidates will receive hands-on training to develop their skills and knowledge in port operations and regulation compliance. This will equip them to operate plant and equipment during vessel loading/discharging and cargo storage operations.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber said: “As our industry continues to thrive, it is our goal to grow the number of people we employ directly, in order to harness a strengthened safety culture and increase the range of services we provide to our customers. This intake of ABP’s newest team members will help deliver against that ambition.”