5 August 2011

Shoreham Port is delighted to announce that Bernadette Gray has joined our Operations Division as our new Clerical Assistant. 

Bernadette has recently left school and is looking forward to taking on the challenges of her new role. She will be using the port’s bespoke Track-a-Pack system and Excel to keep ships’ manifests and out-turns up to date.  It will be a fast paced environment for her to work in, with a constant flow of information to be processed.

Bernadette lives locally and is already familiar with the port and the day to day operations as her father operates the harbour tug Adurni. Last summer, she undertook a work experience placement at the port which gave her an insight into the way it works and an opportunity to go behind the scenes of each department. She also volunteered to help at our busy Open Day last year handing out programmes and directing some of the 15,000 members of the public that attended the event.

Bernadette is looking forward to working with the rest of the team and learning more about the port. She said, “Since starting on Monday, I have been settling into my new working environment.  In the three days of being here I have learnt a lot about the operations of the port, and everyone is being very supportive in helping me settle in.  I hope to improve my skills as a clerical assistant during my time at the port”.

Paul Johnson, Safety & Human Resources Director, said, “We are really pleased to welcome Bernadette to the Operations team. She joins at a very busy time for the port, with a number of new business streams having been secured recently. The port engages with local schools to offer work experience placements for students throughout the year and Bernadette will ensure her work experience is put to good use now that she has secured employment at the port”.