Shoreham Port regularly offers work experience opportunities to local people interested in pursuing a career within the Port or maritime industry. During two weeks in June the Port welcomed Tom Walls to gain experience working in both Accounts Departments at Nautilus House, the Port’s head office and at our Operations Division.

Tom is close to finishing a twelve month course at City College in Brighton in AAT Accounting Level 2, of which work experience was a requirement for completion of the course. Tom is interested in pursuing a career in accounts and enjoyed finding out more about what the various job roles entail.

Tom commented “It has been great doing my work experience at Shoreham Port. I live just around the corner in Southwick and walk past the Port most days so it was really interesting to find out more about what goes on there and the different roles that keep the Port running smoothly.

When I went out with Tony Oliver, General Manager Operations, on a Port tour we went up in a crane and it was amazing to see the Port from that perspective and learn about how the operations side of the Port runs, and the ins and outs of how Shoreham imports and exports cargo.

Having the experience has helped me see what it would be like to work in an accounts department. I have studied some of the theory but up until now had no practical experience in a business. I would like to thank the Port for giving me the opportunity to see how my skills would be put into practice in a business setting.”

Paul Perry, Finance Manager at Shoreham Port added “Tom showed great interest in all aspects of the work carried out in the accounts departments at Shoreham Port. He was given guided tours by our Property, Engineering, Marine & Operations departments to give him an insight and better understanding of how information is collated before it gets to us for processing through our accounts. We hope his work experience with us has encouraged him to continue with his studies and follow a career in accounting.”

2016 Annual Report Timeline

Work begins on converting lights around the Port to LED energy efficient bulbs

Port staff are reminded of the importance of safety in the workplace with a thought provoking talk from Proud 2b Safe

Port assists Southwick Cricket Club and Shoreham Academy with the purchase of new cricket nets for the community

Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn is elected as Chairman of the British Ports Association

Community gathers to welcome HMS Shoreham back to the Port

Port thanks customers at annual raceday at Fontwell Park

Hundreds enjoy unique behind-the-scenes boat tour of the Port

The new wind turbines become fully operational

Port staff help complete Mile Oak Primary science bus project

Port celebrates prestigious environmental award for investigating and responding to an odour and oil seepage in the sea at Portslade Beach

The Engineering team successfully replace the sluice valve at the south east corner of the Prince Phillip Lock

Shoreham Port shows it support to Brighton & Hove City Mission Food Bank as their chosen Christmas Charity for 2016

Shoreham Port Speed Limit