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THE PIONEERING SPIRIT

The Port of Felixstowe’s position as the Port of Britain is no accident. It is down to the passion and commitment of the people who work here. The Port recognises the need for a flexible and motivated workforce, supported by dedicated, results-focused managers.

"It's the friendliness of my colleagues that makes it worthwhile - everyone is out to help each other ." – Dan Purnell, Engineer

There are opportunities to join the Port through a number of channels, each of which offers different development paths:

  • As a port operative, where in depth job-based training is provided by our accredited training assessors to operate our extensive range of plant and equipment
  • As an apprentice, with the combination of practical and academic training that meets the rigorous standards of the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship scheme
  • As an experienced professional, to work in a range of operational and business disciplines such as Engineering, Container Operations, IT, HR or Finance
  • As a manager on our Direct Entry Management Scheme, with the opportunity to work at the vanguard of the UK’ freight industry and participate in a management development programme that offers assignments in different areas of the business – and the world.

"The best thing about working here is the diversity. I can be working in China for 10 weeks, then come back to arrange for demolition of quay cranes." – Ken Baker , Project Engineer

At HPUK we aim to provide a career, not just a job. The management of performance and individual development is a critical aspect of maintaining our success, and we will work with you to agree a clear and demanding set of objectives that is designed not only to match our own business objectives but also to allow you to achieve your full potential. Our relationship with Unite the Union also remains central to our goal of delivering the sustained change required to drive our business forward.

We encourage all employees to contribute to the development of our business, by sharing their views both formally and informally. It is this sort of pioneering spirit that has driven the growth of the Port since it was established, and has helped to position Felixstowe today as the UK’s foremost container terminal.