Port Trainee position open for applications
Tue 9 May 2017
This position will be on a short term employment contract basis and on final successful completion the trainee will have obtained recognised qualifications to take them forward in their career. At the end of the fixed term, the trainee may or may not be offered full time employment at the Port.
During the training period you will learn or gain a qualification in:
Vessel handling, berthing, mooring & towage
Engaging with the public, commissioners & working with other Port employees
Personal safety, first aid & sea survival skills (STCW)
Vessel fire prevention & firefighting (STCW)
Buoy deployment and Maintenance
Basic navigation, use of aids & understanding of tidal flows (RYA)
Vessel rope work, anchoring & mooring
VHF use & radio communications
Carry out specific Port operations for a range of activities including, leisure, fishing, windfarm and passenger vessels.
Health & safety, security procedures and best practice
Oil spill & boom deployment, oil emergency response
Conservation & protection of the marine environment
Maintenance of the Harbour estate and its facilities
During the training period you will gain a basic knowledge of:
Maintenance of marine equipment and vessels
Hydrography, conservancy & dredging operations
Electronic navigational aids
AIS, CCTV systems & operation
Port infrastructure, vessel movements & operations
Vessel hull construction, method, types & repairs
Vessel propulsion & manoeuvring systems
Port responsibilities, statutory powers & duties
Boat yard operations
The Port will expect the following conduct from the successful trainee:
Strive to achieve the best results in all they do, be aware they are representing the Wells Harbour Commissioners within the Port and in community of Wells, maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work at all times.
Take responsibility for their own and others health & safety and well being
Demonstrate integrity, credibility and honesty that embody the organisation’s values.
Take ownership for their performance, training, work ethic and self-development.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please register an interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Harbour Office on 01328 711646 and we will send you an application form.
All applications will be reviewed in early August for a start date of September 2017.