Graduate Management Training Scheme
* Please note the deadline for the 2013-2014 Training Scheme has now passed and we will not be able to accept any further applications *
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 the Port of Immingham, the UK's premier energy port and largest in terms of tonnage; as well as other major ports include the Port of Southampton, the UK's number one cruise port.
Together with other transport-related businesses that constitute the ABP group our ports form a UK-wide network capable of handling every conceivable type 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 £300 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 (two posts available)
Deadline: 8 January 2013
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 2013 and lasting 12 months, our graduate development programme in general management lays the foundations for a rewarding career within a vital and dynamic industry.
Our Graduate Management Training Scheme 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 £25,500; pension scheme; private health insurance; and 25 days' holiday, plus eight bank holidays.
So what do you need?
You will need a 2.1 or above. 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
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If you have any other queries, please call David Macfarlane on 020 7061 1906 or click here to email.
2011-2012 Graduate Trainees
Dan Wells and Rebekah Keeler at the Port of Ipswich
Rebekah at work in ABP's Town Quay Marina in Southampton
Dan taking a break at ABP's Port of Ayr