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The UK Ports and Logistics sector is massively important to the UK economy, it is the industry that gets food to the supermarkets, products into shops, petrol to the garage, transports oil and gas to heat your home and even helps you move house.

Shipping and Logistics in Suffolk is a huge business and employs in the region of 15,000 people (2013; including lorry driving, loading, dock work, and strategic operations. The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s biggest and busiest container port and one of the largest in Europe and it is right on your doorstep!

Suffolk’s ports are critical to the UK economy and their proximity is a key advantage for many businesses across the county backed by a fast-moving logistics network. The Ports of Felixstowe, Ipswich and Lowestoft play a vital role in the county’s economic growth whether exporting grain, importing building materials or servicing offshore windfarms. The Haven Gateway ports, shipping and logistics has an annual turnover of approximately £3 billion and indirectly employees 32,200 people across the sub region, which is 11.3% of jobs in the sector.

The Logistics industry is facing a problem, it needs more people and is facing an acute skills shortage which is where you come in, have a look to see what is waiting for you!

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38 million people in the UK use our ports for domestic journeys. Welcome aboard!

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Apprentice Traffic Operator
Closing Date:
5th May 2018
Salary:
192.00 per week
Location:
Felixstowe, Suffolk
An exciting opportunity for the right candidate. The successful candidate will join our small and experienced. An ideal training ground for an individual who wants to succeed. You will learn all aspects of the container transport industry including; How to...
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Trainee Schemes & Apprenticeships
Maritime are leading the way in logistics excellence. So who better to train up the next generation of superstars? Roles in a diverse range of fields and defined career paths make Maritime an irresistible option. Learn from the best to become the best..
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Careers at Jack Richards
Jack Richards & Son is a family business, so our senior people take a close interest in the development of all company staff. Regular staff meetings and an ‘open door’ policy allows everyone to contribute to the success of both the business and their own caree...
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Greater Anglia Apprenticeship
Greater Anglia provides an exciting and challenging apprenticeship programme for aspiring young engineers. A railway specific engineering pathway makes this a unique apprenticeship experience.
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Customer Service Administrator
Location:
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Working for a multi-customer container transport company.  You will be part of a small team dealing with customer issues. i.e. late running jobs, cancellations, bookings requests etc.
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Port Operatives
Closing Date:
18th June 2018
Salary:
circa £28,000 including bonus and shift pay
The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe. The port handles over 4 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes over 4,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat...
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