Ports Pathway 2023 is launched

From Port of Jersey
13th March 2023

Ports of Jersey is today (Monday 13 March) opening its 2023 apprenticeship and internship programme to applicants. The Ports Pathway was launched for the first time last year, offering the opportunity to work in one of Jersey’s most diverse organisations.

The programme was established to develop candidates from within the Island and to support succession planning. Last year’s trainees have been gaining experience in a range of disciplines, earning a competitive salary while they learn on the job, while being supported through professional qualifications and courses.

The Ports Pathway is now offering the following apprenticeships and internships:

  • Apprentice vehicle technician– to carry out routine maintenance and basic repairs on a wide variety of vehicles, plant and systems including frontline emergency fire vehicles
  • Maritime traineeship– a foundation year to work in areas including Ports operations, Jersey Marinas, Jersey Coastguard and Marine Services
  • Paid internships– for degree students or graduates based on their career ambitions and tailored to each individual.

HR Manager Ellie Cousins, who manages the programme, said: “We have already welcomed four trainees to our first Ports Pathway scheme and are now ready to expand the programme and offer a new group of people the chance to learn how our harbours and airport keep the Island connected.

“These training schemes help interested Islanders understand the kinds of careers that Ports of Jersey can provide, by offering hands-on experience in one of the most varied businesses in Jersey.”

Adam Hart is currently a Maritime Trainee and he said: “The Ports Pathway scheme has opened my eyes to a career in the maritime industry and enabled me to have hands on experience that I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else on the island. From working in the coastguard operations room to visiting the Duke of Normandy tugboat in the Netherlands, it really has been an invaluable experience.”

The deadline for applications is 16 April and placements will begin in September.

Further information is available online.


Ports Pathway 2022 took on two Maritime Trainees, an electrical apprentice who is being supported through his electrical engineering qualification by attending one day a week at Highlands College for three years, and a Graduate Trainee.

Ports of Jersey will also continue to offer work experience placements, Project Trident and shadowing opportunities throughout the year.

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