Ports Pathways welcomes new trainees
From Port of Jersey
8th September 2023
Ports of Jersey is about to welcome its third cohort of apprentices and trainees. The Ports Pathway programme was established in 2021 to develop local candidates and support succession planning. The scheme covers traineeships, apprenticeships, and internships.
The trainees and apprentices gain experience in a range of disciplines, earning a salary as they learn on the job, while being supported through professional qualifications and courses. These training schemes can help interested Islanders understand the kinds of careers available by offering hands-on experience in one of the most varied businesses in Jersey.
Internship placements are for students who are studying a relevant degree, or graduates looking to gain experience, and are typically for three months. Through internships, Ports of Jersey can develop relationships with potential recruits of the future, while continuing its commitment to the community by supporting local students.
Two apprentices and one trainee are joining Ports of Jersey in September:
- James Le Mains (trainee) – has just completed his A Levels at Hautlieu and joins us as Group Technical Services Trainee. He will spend his first six months working in different areas of technical services before specialising in a trade as an apprentice.
- Jared Dingle (apprentice) – is an HND computer studies student who carried out a 20-week placement with us in 2022. Now that Jared has completed his HND, he’s returning to Ports as an IT Apprentice while he continues to study a full degree in computer studies.
- Adam Hart (apprentice) – following a year as a Maritime Trainee, working across all areas of maritime, including Coastguard and one of our offshore workboats Elisa, Adam now becomes a Maritime Apprentice. He will be supported through his Yacht Master qualification, making sure he can spend the required time at sea.
Under the Ports Pathway programme, two interns were hosted this summer – Tessa Azuelos and Blaise Eygun.
- Tessa is studying Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Glasgow and has spent time with the Air Traffic Engineering team.
- Blaise has been an intern with the Planning Engineering team for the last three months. Blaise is studying Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and has family in Jersey.
Air Traffic Engineering Service Delivery Manager, Carlo Galluzzi, said: “Tessa was with us for six weeks and quickly became a valued member of the team. She showed her aptitude for engineering with a quick grasp of the concepts and problems we encounter day-to-day, developing a very hands-on approach to help solve issues using test equipment, spreadsheets, and mental maths to impress those around her. Tessa was always willing and very enthusiastic to take on any tasks she was asked to do.”
Intern Blaise Eygun said: “Working at Ports of Jersey has introduced me to many important aspects of running a large company, for example, data protection and asset management. My experiences here have also developed my interpersonal skills, such as communication, teamwork, and responsibility, through interactions with coworkers.
“I think internships are great for a company like Ports of Jersey because they allow them to bring in someone with fresh ideas and a different perspective, which has a positive impact on the company while providing the intern with the opportunity to learn and develop their skills. With the shortage of skilled labour on the island, I hope Ports of Jersey look to attract islanders studying abroad back to the island with internships to further their education and apply what they’ve learned to improve the company and thus the island in general.”
You can find out more about internships on our website.