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Port Operative T2

Date: 17-Jun-2022

Location: Immingham, GB

Company: ABP

We’re the UK's largest ports operator with a network of 21 ports around Britain. We handle around one quarter of the UK's seaborne trade and contribute £7.5 billion to our economy every year.

It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority.




Port Operative (Tier 2)

Location: Based at Immingham - expected to travel to and work at all Humber ports



ABP are looking for committed and reliable individuals to join the Operations Department of the Humber region to help support the safe, efficient and successful running of its ports.  You will be a proactive and safety conscious individual who will work with multiple cargo types, plant and machinery to agreed targets and deadlines.  Following a period of initial training you will undertake day-to-day operational activities that could include:


  • Cleaning (including industrial)
  • General Stevedoring
  • Stevedoring Cape Vessels
  • Weighbridge / Gatehouse
  • Tug Driving (landside)
  • Hopper Driving
  • Fork Lift Truck (up to 7.5t fork attachment)
  • Advance Stevedoring (pinning/shoes)
  • Tug Operating (landside)


This is a great opportunity to develop your career within ABP.  As an ABP employee you will receive hands-on training to develop your skills and knowledge in port operations and compliance.  This will equip you to operate plant and equipment (including pre-start checks), during vessel loading /discharging and cargo storage operations.


Essential Requirements

  • Pro-active attitude to Health and Safety and a willingness to contribute to/improve Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Experience of working in a busy & fast paced environment with the ability to work towards set targets.
  • Strong team working abilities and a can-do attitude.
  • A willingness to attain Port Operations to NVQ level 2/3 or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Full UK driving license and ideally, will have own transport.


Desirable Requirements

  • Numeracy and Literacy skills.
  • Ability to navigate IT equipment e.g. smart phone, hand held terminals etc.
  • Previous experience of contributing to Risk Assessment and Safe Systems of Work.
  • Experience of operating plant and equipment in a similar industrial environment (Cranedriving and Cargo Lashing would be particularly advantageous).
  • HGV license / Haulage experience
  • Terminal tractor / Tug operator
  • Container / Bulk experience


General Information

  • We expect the role-holder to be able to work at other terminals and ports within the Humber region to ensure adequate cover at all times.
  • Cleaning of equipment and site and assisting in various other port duties some of which may be of a physical nature and may include working at height.


Additional Information:

When joining ABP you will find an environment that is both welcoming and challenging. We reward our employees well and offer a generous remuneration package, employer pension, private health insurance and a range of other benefits.
Please note that ABP undertake random screening for substance abuse and operate a zero-tolerance policy. A medical will be required before starting this position also.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their background, which helps us to provide a diverse and inclusive working environment.