23 March 2012

Shoreham Port is working with Albion in the Community on their ‘Want to Work’ campaign to provide opportunities for the unemployed in the local area. The Port has volunteered their business for a series of work trials to help people to gain key skills and to have an introduction to work. The work experience will run for 2 weeks at a time primarily in the engineering and fitters workshop and will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand from their staff and to experience what working at Shorheam Port is all about. 

On Tuesday 20th March Shoreham Port hosted an induction day for the first 12 beneficiaries selected by Albion in the Community.  They were shown around the Port’s extensive site including a trip up Kingston Buci Lighthouse and a boat trip along the canal showing a range of Port Operations. The beneficiaries met a selection of staff currently working at the Port and had a chance to talk to them about their experience in the working world and specifically about working at Shoreham Port. One of the beneficiaries said "I thought I knew what happened at Shoreham Port, but it was
about 1% of what actually happened there. I cant wait to go back and spend longer at the Port as it was really hands on and some nice people working there". 

Carl Southwell, Want to Work Manager at Albion in the Community said “Shoreham Port have shown their commitment and pro-active approach to Want to Work with a fully interactive one-day induction at the Port. Beneficiaries experienced everything the Port had to offer; a diverse range of job opportunities and a great workforce that relies on each other. Our beneficiaries are desperate to go back and complete some longer work experience placements with the potential to turn this into a career with the Port. This is one of the many ways Shoreham Port is serving the local community and we want to grow with them over the next few years."

Paul Johnson, Safety & HR Director commented “The launch of the work trials was a huge success and the beneficiaries really enjoyed the day, but most importantly they have an exciting opportunity ahead to gain invaluable skills and improve their employability.  The Port is committed to helping young local unemployed to increase their employment options and will continue its involvement with local initiatives.”

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