Associated British Ports (ABP) latest recruitment drive to recruit more women
Challenging old fashioned perceptions of women working in ports is at the heart of a new recruitment campaign by Associated British Ports (ABP) in the Humber.
The UK’s leading ports group launches its recruitment drive today (08 March) on International Women’s Day, but also during National Careers Week celebrating women in the industry but looking to encourage others to take up careers in the ports, which is very rewarding.
Simon Bird, Regional Director of the Humber ports said: “We strive to inspire women to take on roles which they may have never considered. Ports and logistics have traditionally been male orientated and at ABP we are challenging that old-fashioned perception as we increasingly recruit more women to our crucial industry.
In the Humber ports we have many females working across a range of roles, some front line, some office based, all bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and not all with a maritime background. We hope this campaign inspires people to think of a career with ABP which will be truly rewarding as we help boost growth around Britain’s coast.”
The brochure features a range of roles showing the opportunities, including engineering, marine, and operations. The four Humber ports handle more than 58 million tonnes of cargo between them annually and are proud to be offering such exciting roles in a demanding industry.
Amy Airey, Port Operative, who features in the new brochure joined Associated British Ports after working in mental health. She added: “I’m a single mother of two children and wanted a job whose working hours were flexible enough to allow me to parent and earn a wage.
“I’ve always felt I’ve had to prove myself as a woman and it’s not the case here. The jobs are not exclusively for men, if you want it, go for it as anyone can do it.”
Two local schools will also participate in the launch event and will meet colleagues and hear about some of the jobs on offer at the port. They will also get an opportunity to see some of the large cranes and experience what it is like sitting in the driving seat.
To find out more information about careers with ABP visit careers.abports.co.uk
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