Jobs in Maritime and Thames Tideway Tunnel event in Harwich will showcase maritime career opportunities created on the River Thames by the ‘super sewer’ project-
When: 11.00am to 4pm, Thursday 28 May 2015
Where: Energy Skills Centre, Hamilton House, Foster Road, Parkeston, Harwich, CO12 4QA
The Thames Tideway Tunnel London’s super sewer is the biggest engineering project ever undertaken by a British water company and will upgrade London’s Victorian sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city into the next century. The project will create thousands of jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships, and is searching for the next generation of maritime workers to support the construction and to build their maritime careers to 2023 and beyond.
Jobs in Maritime.com The chosen partner of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project is inviting anyone keen on a career on the river or seaways to attend a series of local events. They will learn more about the project and can register their interest in job opportunities when construction starts in 2016.
The fourth and last Thames Tideway Connected Event will be held at the Energy Skills Centre, Hamilton House, Foster Road, Parkeston in Harwich on Thursday 28 May.
It’s open to anyone interested in a career in maritime, and will appeal to existing marine workers looking for a new challenge, ex-Armed Forces personnel and those about to leave the Forces, local unemployed people, and school leavers seeking apprenticeships.
The organisers are hoping the Harwich event will prove as popular as the one they organised at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury in March, when more than 600 people attended, including Tilbury port workers, fishermen from Southend and people from Lowestoft who work in the offshore renewables sector.
Peter Green, CEO of Jobs in Maritime, says: “We’re committed to ensuring the Thames Tideway Tunnel creates a lasting legacy for the people of Britain and in particular maritime workers, creating lasting careers that continue beyond the construction of the tunnel. Our event at Harwich will give anyone interested in a maritime career the chance to find out all they need to know. “It’s never too late to consider a career in the maritime sector so even if you are in employment at the moment, perhaps bored with your 9 to 5 office routine and looking for an exciting career change, then I’d urge you to find out more about these new opportunities.”
“Our events have been a huge success. For many people considering a job in the maritime sector for the first time it has been a real eye-opener to discover more about the variety of career opportunities that exist, both seagoing and shore-side,” adds Peter.
Enabling works begin on the Thames Tideway Tunnel in 2015 and construction begins in 2016 at more than 11 sites along the river. Over the eight-year construction period, the project will create thousands of jobs. Beyond 2023, the project will create a lasting legacy that is about more than just a cleaner river. It will ensure the continuity of employment and skills development within the UK maritime sector, helping individuals to develop long-term careers within the industry.
Lewis Brown is a 29-year-old former river apprentice who has achieved exceptional success and rapid progression in his maritime career and now jointly owns and manages his own shipping company, Thames Shipping Ltd based at Ransomes Europark in Ipswich. He said: “The opportunities on this river, London’s ‘Liquid Highway,’ are endless. We live with this thriving, exciting, commercial river right on our doorstep yet many people have never considered the job opportunities it provides. I’d encourage anyone who has ever thought about a career in maritime to come along to one of these events and find out more. The River Thames has given me a fantastic career path and I know it can offer people great prospects and endless horizons.”