Last week Shoreham Port hosted an open day in search of their next engineering apprentice. The open day was designed to provide potential candidates with more information about the Port’s apprenticeship scheme and to enable them to have an insight into working life at a busy commercial Port. There was an opportunity to meet the engineers at Shoreham and to listen to some of the experiences they have had working at the Port.
The day started with a presentation by Paul Johnson, Safety & HR Director at Shoreham Port, followed by Brian Rousell, Deputy Port Engineer explaining the expectations of the role of the engineering technical administrator and the type of skills required. The group then headed out for a tour of the Port, which featured key engineering sites. The Port’s pump house was of particular interest to many that attended the tour.
After the tour the group returned to the Port’s offices and there was an opportunity to ask further questions and find out more about the role. The engineering team were asked many questions and there was much interest and excitement in the room. This unique experience to see Shoreham Port ‘behind the scenes’ proved to be a successful way of engaging with potential candidates and since the open days the role has received much interest, catching the attention of those that attended.
Brian Rousell, Deputy Port Engineer at Shoreham Port commented “We had a good range of interests and skills amongst the attendees on the open day. It was great to have the chance to explain the remit of the role, directly to the potential candidates. I am confident we can find someone from the group to become an integral part of the Engineering Team.”
To find out more about the latest vacancies at Shoreham Port please visit www.shoreham-port.co.uk/Jobs or call 01273 598100.