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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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Vacancy: Accounts Assistant
Closing Date:
30th August 2019
Location:
Diss, Norfolk
We have a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant to join our Accounts Department. (Diss)
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Able Seafarer Apprenticeship Scheme
Closing Date:
30th September 2019
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Great Yarmouth area, Norfolk
Seajacks are in an exciting development phase for both the company and their fleet of vessels. We are currently seeking energetic and motivated team players to assist our offshore vessel operations in both the renewable and oil/gas industries.
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A Career at the UK’s Leading Ports Business
We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.
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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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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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