People keen to learn more about career opportunities in the maritime industry linked to the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project attended an event in Greenwich Maritime on 30 April. The tunnel – dubbed the super sewer – will upgrade London’s Victorian sewerage system to cope with the demands of a growing population and will create more than 4,300 jobs directly and a similar number in the supply chain, including up to 600 jobs on the River Thames.
That’s because 4.2 million tonnes of excavated material will be transported down the Thames. This 30% increase to the existing river traffic will require expert maritime skills and the search is on for new recruits keen on a career afloat.
That search came to the University of Greenwich with an event which attracted a high number of staff currently working in the industry, including shipping and offshore energy generation. Others were new to the maritime industry and wanted to register their interest to work on the tunnel and pursue a long-term career in the maritime sector.
“We were delighted with the numbers drawn to the event and by the quality of the people eager to add their skills and experience to the tunnel project,” says Peter Green of Jobs in Maritime, the recruitment specialists who are organising a series of events across London, Kent and Essex.
“Greenwich Maritime was a big success and we have received positive feedback from these visitors about the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. 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, I’d urge you to find out more about these opportunities at www.jobsinmaritime.com.”
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.
The last event to be organised takes place on 28 May in Harwich, Essex.
To register your interest in the maritime career opportunities visit www.jobsinmaritime.com
For details about the Thames Tideway Tunnel Project visit www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk