Thames Tideway Connect
Register your interest to work for one of the UK’s greatest ever engineering projects
Jobs In Maritime and Thames Tideway Tunnel Announce first ‘Connected’ event to showcase new maritime career opportunities
- Date: Tuesday 24th February 2015
- Time: 12.00 – 16.30
- Place: Hawke Building, School of Engineering, University of Greenwich, Chatham Maritime Campus.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel – London’s Super Sewer – will be the UK’s biggest ever engineering project and will upgrade London’s antiquated sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city well into the 22nd Century. The project will create many thousands of new jobs and hundreds of apprenticeships.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel project is searching for the next generation of maritime workers to support the construction works and to build their maritime careers to 2023 and beyond.
Jobs in Maritime.com – the chosen partner of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, are inviting anyone interested in learning more about a career on the river or seaways to attend a series of local events where they can learn more about the Thames Tideway Tunnel project, meet some of the people involved, find out about individual job roles and career progression and register their interest in job opportunities when construction starts in 2016.
The first Thames Tideway Connect Event will be held at Chatham Maritime on 24th February and will be followed by events in London and Essex during March, April and May. The events hope to create awareness of the career opportunities that the Thames Tideway Tunnel project will offer and to encourage a new generation of people to start a sustainable seagoing or shore-side career. The events will also support local businesses operating in the maritime sector, providing opportunities to network and engage with those who support and promote UK maritime industries.
The events are open to anyone interested in a career in maritime and it is hoped that the opportunities will appeal specifically to existing marine workers looking for a new challenge, ex-forces, local unemployed people and school leavers seeking apprenticeships. Key sectors offering opportunities include international shipping, port operations and business services, marine engineering, renewable, fisheries, heritage, offshore oil, leisure and water-sports. Each event will provide a ‘Pop Up’ connected lounge and an exhibition area that will be open to all visitors. Free refreshments will be provided across the day and offer a casual environment, where people can relax and access information.
Peter Green, CEO of Jobs In Maritime, said: “We are committed to ensuring the Thames Tideway Tunnel project creates a lasting legacy for the people of Britain and in particular maritime workers, creating new jobs and lasting careers that continue beyond the construction of the tunnel. The ‘Connected’ events will give anyone interested in a maritime career the chance to find out more in an informal environment.”
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 and will become London’s biggest employer. Beyond 2023, the project will create a lasting legacy that is about more than just a cleaner, healthier 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, Operations Director for Thames Tideway Tunnel, 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. He says:
“The opportunities on this river – London’s ‘Liquid Highway, ’ are endless. Londoners live with this thriving, exciting, commercial river right on their doorstep yet many 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 am still growing, learning and developing. I know it can offer a great many people great prospects and endless horizons.”
To find out more about this event and future events visit:
For more information on the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project visit: www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk
· The River Thames and the Channel is the largest maritime ‘cluster’ in the UK, representing more than 4000 businesses, employing 210, 000 people and generating £5bn of GDP. Maritime industries on the River Thames contribute £3.7bn pa to the UK economy and employ 46, 375 people.
· The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from increasing pollution. London’s sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year. The project will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years and will enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel Project will create more than 4300 jobs and will become one of the biggest employers in London, offering jobs that have a world-class reputation. It is expected that at least 4.2 million tonnes of excavated material will be transported by barges or ships along the River Thames. This is a 30% increase to the existing river traffic and will require expert skills.
· Jobs In Maritime is the global job site and recruitment service of the National Maritime Development Group (NMDG), the UK maritime network for industries influenced by sea and waterways. Jobs In Maritime is a unique job-site and recruitment service for jobseekers and employers, focused 100% on land and sea jobs created by maritime industries, to help drive forward economic growth and prosperity.
· Further Thames Tideway Connect Event details:
26.03.15: London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury, Essex
30.04.15: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime, London
28.05.15: Harwich, Essex