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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!

Did You Know?
The Port of Ipswich has been in operation since Saxon times, but now it is mostly visited for its food, drink, live music and river trips.

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DAF Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship
Closing Date:
30th May 2019
Salary:
£156 per week
Location:
Great Blakenham, Ipswich
Working alongside qualified technicians who will be dealing with all aspects of the maintenance and repair of heavy vehicles. DAF are the current market leader and offer an award winning apprenticeship programme
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Trainee Bus & Coach Drivers
Location:
Mendlesham, Suffolk
We want to find the next generation of Bus and Coach Drivers and train you to achieve your professional PCV licence. You will need to possess a clean Category B licence and be able to pass the relevant medical test and qualify for a professional Category D lic...
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Warehouse Technician RPA 487828
Closing Date:
20th March 2019
Salary:
£9.22 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39.00 hours per week. DESCRIPTION: You will perform a full range of warehousing duties to include unloading incoming shipments, perform a full range of storage, re-warehousing, and consolidation assignments, building pallets to facilitate storage an...
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Global Commodity Trading Apprenticeship - Trafigura
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Location:
Global
If you have decided not to go to university, you are excited by a career in commodity trading and you are happy to work anywhere in the world, we believe we can offer you an unparalleled opportunity.
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Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship - Ipswich / Norwich
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£9,479 - £14,192 a year
Location:
Ipswich, Norwich, Colchester (plus other depot locations), Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex
Network Rail - Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme. Join us for three fascinating, surprising and career-advancing years as an apprentice. Expert training, thousands of pounds in your pocket and a lifetime of engineering possibilities.
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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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