Will Lemonius was thrilled when he found out that his first work experience week was at Shoreham Port. Will is a student at Steyning Grammar School and has recently completed his first year of sixth form. Will is studying further maths, biology and physics and hopes to study at Southampton University after sixth form, with a view to then beginning his dream career in marine biology.
Will commented “I knew Shoreham Port would be a brilliant place to spend my work experience week, especially with my interest in marine biology. I have had a fantastic week and it has been very interesting learning about how the Port operates and what happens behind the scenes.”
Shoreham Port’s work experience programmes are carefully put together to ensure that every student gets a well-rounded experience at the Port. Will’s week started with a Human Resources and Safety induction, followed by a tour of the Port’s vast property estate, with Property Manager, Tim Hague. Tim showed Will Shoreham Port’s tenant areas, the historic Shoreham Fort and other property areas that are not accessible to the public.
On the Tuesday Will joined the Engineering team where he learnt about how the lock gates operate and the regular maintenance work carried out by the team. On the Wednesday Will spent the day with the Port’s Operations Division and even experienced riding in a moving crane! The next day he spent some time with Port’s Storekeeper, John Gregg and the afternoon with members of the Administration team learning about how the website is maintained and how content for press releases is pulled together. Will’s final day was spent in Harbour Radio, where he had the unique opportunity to watch the Lockmasters bring vessels in and out of the harbour using their advanced navigational equipment.
Will added “Thank you to everyone who showed me around this week. I have learnt so much. My highlights this week were climbing up into one of the cranes, especially as I am not usually keen on heights! I also really enjoyed the time I spent with Tim on the property tour and discussing with Piran in Engineering about the plans for the pipes and cables around the Port.”