In this section...

Graduate Management Training

About ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK's largest and leading ports group.  Our 21 ports, which handle a quarter of the UK's seaborne trade, include ABP Immingham, the UK's premier energy port and largest in terms of tonnage; as well as other major ports include the ABP Southampton, the UK's number one cruise port.

ABP's ports, together with other transport-related businesses that constitute the ABP group, form a UK-wide network capable of handling a vast array of cargo, from containers from the Far East to forest products from the Baltic.  Commodities handled include animal feed, oil, coal, fresh produce, cars, and steel.  The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall), dredging (UK Dredging), and marine consultancy (ABPmer).

We're a highly successful business with an annual turnover of over £470 million - a figure that's set to grow year on year.  So, if you're looking for an environment where your career potential - including your ability to plan ahead, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively - will be developed to the full, this is it.  After all, there's no shortage of challenges.

2013-2014 Training Scheme (three posts available)

Deadline: 10 January 2014

150 million tonnes of cargo; c.2,000 employees; the UK's largest and leading ports company.  Is this what you're looking for?

Beginning in August 2014 and lasting 13 months, our graduate development programme in general management lays the foundations for a rewarding career within a vital and dynamic industry.

Our graduate general management programme provides a wide range of experience in areas as diverse as marketing, finance, engineering, and property.  You'll complete the programme with a clear understanding of how we run our business, with hands-on experience that will set you up for your first full management role.

You'll be given five weeks' induction into the sharp-end of port operations before going on two six-month placements in two of our three major port areas: South Wales, Humber, and Southampton.  You'll gain real understanding of how ABP manages its services and the facilities available to clients as you spend time in all of our main business departments.  During the programme you will have contact with a graduate programme manager whose responsibility is to make sure the programme is running smoothly, as well as a mentor who will keep an eye on how you are doing.

There is a comprehensive rewards package including a starting salary of £26,000; pension scheme; private health insurance; and 26 days' holiday, plus eight bank holidays.

So what do you need?

You will need - or expect to receive - a 2.1 degree.  Equally important is an enthusiasm for our business and a determination to carve out a place for yourself in a demanding environment.  It is also a requirement for candidates to have the existing right to live and work in the UK.

How to apply

For more information about the details of the training scheme, please click here.

To apply for ABP's graduate management training scheme, please click here.

If you have any other queries, please call David Macfarlane on 020 7061 1906 or click here to email.