ABP launches search for apprentices to help keep Britain trading sustainably

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To mark the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, has launched recruitment for its popular Apprenticeship Programme, which seeks to find the next generation of talent to join the maritime and logistics industry and keep Britain trading sustainably.

Apprenticeships on offer, cover a range of specialisms, including IT, marine, engineering, pilotage, commercial and business administration. They will be split across ABP’s different locations, including the Humber, East Anglia, Southampton and South Wales.

The UK port industry is the second largest in Europe and ABP is the largest ports group in the country, with 21 ports around Britain, supporting around 119,000 jobs across the supply chain. With a strong commitment to sustainability, ABP continues to invest in decarbonising its own operations and enabling the UK clean energy transition. The company has decreased its absolute carbon footprint by more than 35% since 2014 and 17 of ABP’s 21 ports have renewable energy generation projects.

Kerry Thompson, Head of ABP Academy, said: “Apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity to combine learning on the job with earning an income, which in the current economic climate is an especially appealing prospect for job seekers.  

“At ABP, we are delighted to offer an exciting range of roles and we are proud to see a gradual year on year increase in the number of apprentices we are recruiting. I wish best of luck to all applicants, and we look forward to welcoming you on board, so that you can help us keep Britain trading sustainably.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 5th March 2023. Candidates are invited to follow this link to apply.

For more information about the different Apprenticeships available at ABP, please access our brochure, available here.