slide1 n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
ABP Southampton: Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
ABP Southampton: Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 21

ABP Southampton: Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

ABP Southampton: Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments. Troon. Ayr. Silloth. Barrow. Fleetwood. Immingham. Grimsby. Garston. King’s Lynn. Lowestoft. Ipswich. Swansea. Newport. Port Talbot. Barry. Teignmouth. Plymouth. Associated British Ports.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'ABP Southampton: Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments' - saoirse-plunkett

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

ABP Southampton:

Marine Apprenticeship Scheme / Port Developments










King’s Lynn









Associated British Ports

  • Leading provider of port facilities and services via 21 ports in the UK
  • Throughput – 118.6mt (2013)
  • ABP handles almost a quarter of UK seaborne trade
  • ABP owns approx 5,000 hectares of port land
  • Ports range from Grimsby & Immingham, the UK’s largest complex to smaller sized specialist ports such as Teignmouth





a harbour authority s role and responsibility
A Harbour Authority’s Role and Responsibility
  • Managing operations within the port safely and efficiently
  • Develop and operate a Marine Safety Management System to ensure all risks are controlled
  • Compliance with the Port Marine Safety Code and the Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations
  • Employ competent and qualified staff
harbour master roles and responsibilities
Harbour Master – Roles and Responsibilities
  • Day to day responsibility for the safe operation of navigation and other marine activities within the harbour and its approaches
  • Powers of direction
  • Co-ordination and regulation of all vessels within a harbour/dock and its approaches
  • Responsible for the provision and maintenance of aids to navigation
recruitment and or succession planning
Recruitment and/or succession planning
  • Recruitment sources:
    • Merchant Navy
    • Other ports - ABP or non ABP
    • Other departments
  • Numbers of suitably qualified staff available from Merchant Navy are decreasing, partly because:
    • Low numbers of cadets entering the profession
    • Salary differential between sea and shore careers
  • Promotion of suitable internal candidates alone will not be enough to satisfy demand in coming years
the way forward
The way forward

Creation of an ABP marine apprenticeship

  • Aim
    • Prepare a source of quality trained staff to maintain high professional marine standards and to service our customers’ needs
  • Objective
    • By the end of their training the apprentice will be capable of performing a key role in the operational marine team controlling shipping movements at supervisory level
  • Qualification
    • 5 GCSEs or Scottish Standards, including Maths and English at grade A-C/Level 1-3
    • A valid manual driving licence
  • Location
    • Scheme originally based on Humber, but now extended to Southampton
    • May involve work periods at a number of ABP Ports – to give experience in all operations areas
    • Will include periods on board ships, launches and work boats
the way forward1
The way forward

People who are:

  • Looking for a career in Port Marine Operations
    • With continuous professional development opportunities
  • Determined to succeed
  • Able to work within and, in time, lead a team
  • Self motivated
  • Self confident
  • Self reliant
format of training periods
Format of training periods
  • Year 3
  • South Tyneside College
  • Other Department Attachments
  • Secondments to Affiliate Companies and Customers
  • Year 4
  • Practical Training (Qualification and On job)
  • Training Courses (Management)
  • Year 1
  • Personnel inductions
  • Practical Training (Basic)
  • Training Courses (Basic)
  • Year 2
  • Practical Training (Supervisory)
  • Marine Department Attachments
  • Training Courses (Intermediate)
are we guaranteeing a job
Are we guaranteeing a job?


  • BUT…….
  • Having spent 4 years and £150,000 on training, and
  • Anticipating the vacancies we will have going forward……….
recruitment process
Recruitment process
  • Scheme briefing days took place on:
    • 3rd & 4th April in Ipswich
    • 16th & 17th April in Southampton
    • 24th & 25th April in Ayr & Troon
  • Applications were returned by 16th May
  • Interview candidates notified week commencing 9th June
  • Interviews are to be held in:
    • Ipswich on 19th & 20th June
    • Southampton on 26th & 27th June
    • Ayr & Troon on 3rd & 4th July
    • Immingham on 10th & 11th July
  • Assessment day will be held in Immingham on 31st July
  • The selected apprentices start at Immingham on Tuesday 2nd September
objectives of the graduate scheme
  • To provide learning opportunities mapped against eight key competencies in order to develop graduates into senior managers of the future.
  • To work with the graduates in establishing the gaps between where they are now against the competency framework.
  • Help the graduates understand how they might plan and manage their own development and learning to achieve these competencies.
  • To provide four main categories of training in order to maximise their learning opportunities.
  • Graduates will acquire knowledge in ten key areas of the business.
selection process
  • Key Dates
    • Advertising campaign goes live in October and closes the following January.
    • After initial telephone screening, interviews take place in February / March.
    • A total of 12 candidates are invited to attend an Assessment Centre in late March / early April.
    • Up to 3 successful candidates will be offered a position to commence at the end of August.
  • Selection Process
    • Approximately 50 candidates are interviewed around the ports by a Personnel Manager and an Operations Manager.
    • Competency based Interviews are carried out and the candidates are scored on their responses.
    • A final selection of 12 are then invited to attend the Assessment Centre.
  • Assessment Centre
    • The Assessment Centre is held over two days.
    • Various activities take place during the two days.
    • A cross-selection of eight selectors are chosen from the business to monitor and evaluate the candidates and to put forward the three to be offered a position.
graduate programme
  • The programme runs for 13 months.
  • The scheme is structured but has sufficient flexibility to take advantage of development opportunities.
  • First 2 days spent at Head Office being inducted.
  • Next 5 weeks spent at Ipswich having hands-on experience in practical cargo handling
  • Graduates then separated and sent to a major port for their first six-month placement.
  • At the end of the six-months the graduates are then rotated for a further six-month placement at another major port.
  • A business mentor and a buddy are assigned to each graduate on their six-month placements.
The UK’s second largest Container Port

Northern Europe’s largest turnaround cruise port

Leading car handling port

Bulk handling terminals

Sole importer for Canary Island Fruit


ABP Port of Southampton – Cargoes Handled

Southampton Container Terminal

- Largest ships in the world

Responding to newest vessels:

400m LOA

55m wide

15.5m draught

Up to 15,000 containers (TEU)

4 deep-sea berths at container terminal

201/2 berth re-developed as SCT5

Has required re-facing of existing berth – lowering from -10.2m CD to -16m

ABP Port of Southampton – Container Terminal


ABP Port of Southampton – Improved Access

Southampton Approach Channel Dredge

Access window will improve to 47% (from 22% for 14.5m vessels)

best not to see her from this angle
…best not to see her from this angle!!!

Length overall - 396 metres

Beam - 53.6 metres

Draught - +15 metres

DWT (tonnes) - 187,625

Capacity - 15,000 TEU

= 4 football pitches long,

½ a football pitch wide