Marine Operations Apprentice

4 days left

Competitive Salary + Benefits
04 May 2017
28 May 2017

ABP is the UK’s leading port operator, with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales. Our ports include Immingham, the UK’s busiest port and Southampton, the UK’s leading export port and number one for cars and cruise. The group's other activities include rail terminal operations (Hams Hall Rail Terminal), ship's agency, dredging (UK Dredging Ltd), and marine consultancy (ABPmer). Each port also offers a well-established community of port service providers.

In 2015 ABP and its customers handled 92 million tonnes of cargo. Together with our customers, we support 84,000 jobs and contribute £5.6 billion to the UK economy every year.

With the support of our customers, ABP’s Ports on the Humber – Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham - contribute £2.2 billion to the UK economy every year.

The Humber ports support 33,000 jobs and together handle more than 65 million tonnes of cargo.

ABP's Humber facilities offer customers close links to markets in mainland Europe and Scandinavia and expertise in a broad range of cargoes, including energy, vehicles, roll-on roll-off, containers, bulks, liquid bulks and forest products.

Immingham is currently the UK's largest port by volume and in 2017 Hull will be home to one of the UK's largest port developments; the £310 million Green Port Hull project with Siemens.

The Role

The Marine Operation Apprentice assists in ensuring the safe transit and handling of vessels into and out of the port.  A Marine Operations Apprentice may work as a leader or member of a port marine operations team and may be involved in: berthing of vessels, port control and marine services, operation of harbours and marinas, conservancy, environmental protection, statutory compliance and operation of port marine craft within the Harbour Authority area of jurisdiction. This is a highly responsible position with a key contribution to the safe and efficient operation of the Port.

Please note:

  • The role may involve shift working and working in all environments.
  • Travel across ABP locations will also be required, as may relocation for career progression
  • This apprenticeship will be for 3 to 4 years.


  1. Complete the Marine Operations Apprenticeship Scheme and strive to achieve the best results in all they do.
  2. Maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work even when priorities and working patterns change.
  3. Take responsibility for own and others’ health, safety and security at all times.
  4. Demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty and personal drive; embody the organisation’s values, a belief in the services it offers and an interest in the industry.
  5. Take ownership for own performance and training

Skills and Experience


  1. You will have attained a minimum of 5 GCSEs or Scottish Standard Grades including Maths and English at grade C or above.
  2. You will hold a full manual driving licence, valid for use within the UK.
  3. The successful applicants will: 
  • Have excellent communication skills and lots of enthusiasm.
  • Be self-reliant, self-motivated, responsible and be able to demonstrate pride and effort in anything you undertake.
  • Be a flexible team player able to follow instructions and carry them out safely.
  • Be committed to achieving excellent results, including during periods at college and on-board ships.
  • Have good awareness of Health, Safety and Environmental issues.
  • Background of working within a team environment

Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.

Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.