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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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Mechanic
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
12.21 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39.00 hours per week. You will carry out diagnostic evaluations on a variety of UK/US vehicles, conducting general servicing and repair work for patrons as well as assisting patrons in planning and carrying out automotive maintenance and repair proj...
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Freight Inspector RPA 367254
Closing Date:
19th November 2018
Salary:
9.04 per hour
Location:
RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Full Time 39 hours per week - DESCRIPTION: You will perform a wide range of special handling activities involving dangerous goods including hazardous cargo for various modes of transport, both military and commercial, coordinating with different agencies both...
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Warehouse Apprentice
Closing Date:
15th November 2018
Salary:
£15,600
Location:
Snetterton, Norfolk
To actively learn the warehouse operation to include loading and unloading of all vehicles and order picking, this requires attention to detail to deliver a high standard of customer service. Main Tasks 1. Accurate completion of all paperwork relating....
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Marine Engineering Apprenticeship : Windboats Marine Ltd
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
£168.00 p/w
Location:
Cromer, Norfolk
Looking for a career in Marine Engineering? Windboats in North Walsham, have a Marine engineering apprenticeship available for a motivated and reliable apprentice to work alongside an experienced workforce in the marine industry. Interested? Apply now!
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Packing & Driving Operative (Brafe Engineering)
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
£9.50 per hour
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Brafe have a vacancy for an individual to work within our Despatch department. Predominantly packing and organising shipments to our global customer base, while helping to organise shipments to our network of UK Sub-Contractors. The role will also require the...
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Packing & Driving Operative (Brafe Engineering)
Closing Date:
30th November 2018
Salary:
£9.50 per hour
Location:
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Brafe have a vacancy for an individual to work within our Despatch department. Predominantly packing and organising shipments to our global customer base, while helping to organise shipments to our network of UK Sub-Contractors. The role will also require the...
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