Wednesday, 19 December 2018


Container Terminal Operative (Straddle Driver)

Location: Tilbury
Permanent Positions immediately available for Container Terminal Operatives (Straddle Drivers)   
London Container Terminal, a division of the Port of Tilbury London Limited, is one of the most diverse and dynamic container terminals in the UK, owned and operated by the Forth Ports Group.
A key part of container handling is managing the movements of shipping containers within the Port, a role in which many of the current Terminal Management Team have learnt their trade.
New operatives are required to cope with the current business expansion and that’s where Container Terminal Straddle Drivers come in.
Employed directly by Port of Tilbury London Ltd, the role begins with three weeks of one to one training in driving the equipment and general Port operations with one of our accredited RTITB trainers. After passing out you will be given full responsibility to work alongside the team on the Terminal.
  • Safely operating a 70 tonne Container Handling Straddle Carrier
  • Identifying and moving containers to and from vessels, trucks and trains
  • Distributing shipping containers throughout our storage yards
Successful candidates will have:
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Ability to work at heights
  • The flexibility, positivity & reliability to work days, nights and weekends on a 5 in 7 basis
  • Experience of working within a port environment or with heavy plant is preferred but not essential
Excellent pay and opportunities for overtime are available, as well as a generous Annual Leave entitlement and Pension Scheme.
London Container Terminal offers the successful candidates direct employment and opportunities to progress into all areas of operations; many of our Straddle Carrier Drivers have progressed to senior roles across the Port of Tilbury.  The role provides future development prospects that can lead to a diverse career path.
We look forward to hearing from you - please contact Joan Gillies on 01375 852212 for an application form or email
Closing Date: 31st December 2018
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Apprentice Port Operatives

Location: Tilbury
Conventional Asset
Apprentice Port Operatives (2 year Apprenticeship)
Any 8 hour shift (Mon-Fri) between 06:00-22:00 
Starting Salary £16,582.00 per annum                         
There are currently vacancies available for Apprentice Port Operatives within the Conventional Asset.
The successful candidates will be handling cargo using fork lift trucks and other items of mechanical handling equipment to exacting quality assurance and cargo care tolerances whilst complying strictly with Company Health & Safety policies and procedures.
Candidates must be over 18 years of age and hold a current driving licence.
A Contract Apprenticeship Training Programme is focused around core skills and a commitment to learning is essential. After the successful completion of a 2 year apprenticeship, operatives will be appointed to Grade C, subject to performance.
Successful candidates will be expected to work overtime when required. They will be highly motivated and will be required to work as part of a team and will need to demonstrate a positive attitude and flexible approach to work.
If you possess the above skills and abilities then please contact Joan Gillies on 01375 852212 or for an application form.
Closing Date: 28th December 2018
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