Peel Ports hires 25 staff at Port of Liverpool
Peel Ports has hired 25 full time staff to work at the Port of Liverpool as part of a local recruitment drive.
Ten staff started at the port in May, with additional groups due to start work throughout June and July. All new staff will be employed on a full time and permanent basis, and will work at both the port’s new Liverpool2 container terminal as well as at Royal Seaforth Container Terminal. The new employees will be initially trained as a port operatives, with the expectation many will progress into specialised roles at the port including tug drivers and gantry crane operators.
Jouke Schaap, Port Director at Peel Ports Group, said: “We’re pleased to be creating a further 25 full-time jobs at the Port of Liverpool, underlining our role as a major employer in the city and a significant contributor to the local economy. We’ve invested heavily in our estate, infrastructure and staff in recent years as we cement Liverpool’s position as one of the UK’s most important ports for global trade and business growth.”
Peel Ports is still actively looking to recruit further staff, with those interested encouraged to visit http://careers.peelports.com/
About Peel Ports Group
Peel Ports Group is the UK’s second largest port group, owning and operating seven of the UK’s most important ports (Liverpool, Heysham, Manchester Ship Canal, Medway (Sheerness / Chatham), Clydeport, Ardrossan and Great Yarmouth). It also owns BG Freight shipping line and operates a container terminal in Dublin.
Peel Ports handles over 60million tonnes of cargo every year, which is around 13% of the total UK major ports traffic. Over 35 shipping line services (from 26 shipping lines) call through its network of ports every week. Headquartered in Liverpool, it employs around 1,200 staff, and had revenue of £596m and EBITDA of £212m for the year ending 31 March 2016.
About the Peel Group
Peel Ports is part of the Peel Group, one of the UK’s foremost privately-owned investment enterprises. Our strategy embraces a broad range of sectors – land and property; transport and logistics; retail and leisure; energy and media, with assets owned or under management of more than £5 billion. Group investment policy is focused on actively managing our diverse portfolio, enhancing the quality of our assets and recycling capital over the long-term.