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The Port of Felixstowe is the largest container port in the UK, it handles 40% of national container traffic and is currently undergoing significant investment and expansion and it's right here on your doorstep.  

As well as Felixstowe, the Port of Ipswich is the UK's largest exporter of grain and both Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft offer a wide range of servicing facilities for North sea oil and gas and the offshore wind industry.

There are wide range of different job roles available within the ports from dockworkers and loaders to engineers and contract managers.  The sector is also very closely related to the logistics sector which is responsible for distributing the imported goods across the UK.

The Maritime sector also offers a wide range of opportunities and a well-paid fulfilling career for both men and women who enjoy a challenge and want more from a career than the usual nine to five routine.

A career at sea brings with it a wealth of opportunity, providing training and lifetime experiences which in the longer term can be continued either at sea or onshore.

There are many career opportunities within the industry from ship management and fleet operations to ship broking and finance, maritime law and arbitration and many more.

Whether you are interested in a career at one of the ports or at sea, there are a whole range of opportunities waiting for you to explore.  Take a look at the various links below to find out more.

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The Port of Felixstowe is Britain’s largest and busiest container port.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Online Live Q&A
Event Date:
9th February 2021
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Join us for an Online Live Q&A Event 9 February at 7pm Perfect for anyone interested in starting an apprenticeship. Register to join at www.wsc.ac.uk/naw2021 Join us to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, our videos will be released during the week b...
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Open for Applications - UK bp cadets programme
Closing Date:
14th February 2021
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Shipping Cadets Find out all about our cadet training programmes – which could see you become a trained officer and serve with the bp fleet. Work doesn’t have to be nine-to-five. In fact, what could be better than waking up to a sea view, working your way ar...
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Get a Head start with Talking Heads!
Find out what it's like to work for local employers in these video case-studies.
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East of England Offshore Wind Skills Centre at East Coast College
We are currently running our last Level 2 Diploma course in the Skills Deal from the New Anglia LEP. Over the year we have trained 60 participants and given 7 candidates a taster week in the Global Wind Offshore (GWO) Certificates. Also 8 students have comme...
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Amy’s story: Sales Rep to Skipper!
Amy Gibson, who is a skipper on Eden Rose, one of Tidal Transit’s offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels, has no regrets about her decision 7 years ago to leave a 9-5 routine to take on the challenge of a marine career in the offshore wind industry.
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