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Port of Felixstowe (Hutchinson Ports)

Tomline House, The Dock, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 3SY

About us

The Port of Felixstowe is Britain's biggest and busiest container port, and one of the largest in Europe.

The port handles more than 4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and welcomes over 3,000 ships each year, including the largest container vessels afloat today. Crucially, the port provides some of the deepest water close to the open sea of any European port. Around 30 shipping lines operate from Felixstowe, offering approximately 90 services to and from 400 ports around the world.

Together with its unrivalled rail and road links connecting the port to distribution hubs in the Midlands and elsewhere in the UK, Felixstowe plays a pivotal role in keeping the UK's trade moving, and delivers real benefits to customers, the community and the industry.

Best at What Matters Most:

The Port of Felixstowe has led the UK industry for over 30 years. It is successful not merely because it is larger than any British port, but because it is the best at providing customers with the services they need, delivering valuable advantages over alternative container ports.

The success of the Port of Felixstowe stems from our continued commitment to investment in new technology, processes and critically, people.

Why join the Port of Felixstowe?

At the Port of Felixstowe we aim to provide a career, not just a job. The management of performance and individual development is a critical aspect of maintaining our success. We work with you to agree a clear and demanding set of objectives designed not only to match our business objectives but also to enable you to achieve your full potential. Our relationship with Unite the Union remains central to our goal of delivering the sustained change required to drive our business forward.

We encourage all employees to contribute to the development of our business by sharing their views both formally and informally. It is this sort of pioneering spirit that has driven the growth of the port since it was established, and has helped to position the Port of Felixstowe today as the UK’s foremost container terminal.

The Pioneering Spirit

Hutchison Port Port of Felixstowe’s position as the Port of Britain is no accident. It is down to the passion and commitment of the people who work here. The port recognises the need for a flexible and motivated workforce, supported by dedicated, results-focused managers.

There are opportunities to join the port through a number of channels, each of which offers different development paths:

  • As a port operative, where in depth job-based training is provided by our accredited training assessors to operate our extensive range of plant and equipment
  • As an apprentice, with the combination of practical and academic training that meets the rigorous standards of the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship scheme
  • As an experienced professional, to work in a range of operational and business disciplines such as Engineering, Container Operations, IT, HR or Finance
  • As a manager on our Direct Entry Management Scheme, with the opportunity to work at the vanguard of the UK’s freight industry and participate in a management development programme that offers assignments in different areas of the business – and the world.

To view our latest opportunities visit our vacancies page!

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