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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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As the Summer Holidays begins, why not consider coming to St Eds for a week of fun? St-Eds are offering a range of engaging activities for young people aged 11-16. Come and try out some of the courses we offer at St Eds in a fun and relaxed environment. £45 a....
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Warehouse Apprentice
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1st September 2019
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Bowthorpe /Lenwade, Norfolk
We're looking for both a Business Admin & Warehouse Apprentice in either our Bowthorpe or Lenwade based warehouses.
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Warehousing Apprenticeship : International Export Supplies Limited
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2nd January 2020
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£238.31
Location:
Needham Market, Suffolk
Interex is a young friendly company based in Needham Market in newly built open plan offices and warehouse. They have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.
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Trainee Mainline Driver
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31st December 2019
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£23,543 - £29,332 (Depending on Location)
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Norwich, Norfolk
Be part of something rewarding, by joining Greater Anglia you’ll be helping our customers get from A to B. With a staff of over 2,500, we operate a busy commuter service from London Liverpool Street to destinations across the east of England.
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Norwich, Norfolk
Be part of something rewarding, by joining Greater Anglia you’ll be helping our customers get from A to B. With a staff of over 2,500, we operate a busy commuter service from London Liverpool Street to destinations across the east of England.
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St Eds Skills Fair 2019
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Join us at our Springtime Skills Fair and learn about a range of different industries with job opportunities to both interest and challenge you. Throughout the day there will be a chance to meet and talk to education establishments and alternative providers of...
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