The Port of Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (LCT) has announced the creation of 75 new permanent jobs.
The new jobs at the major port in London will include straddle carrier drivers who currently work as contractors at the port but who will now have permanent employment at LCT instead.
Investment into the port will also see a major training programme start in order to enhance the skills of straddle carrier and crane drivers both for the new positions and the terminal’s existing staff through the port’s dedicated onsite training academy which will lead on the training programmes for the terminal.
The Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports,owner of London Container Terminal, Perry Glading said: “We are delighted to announce these new jobs for London Container Terminal. At Tilbury we are committed to helping our customers to achieve their ambitions which in turn, lead to job creation.
Furthermore, through our skills development programme we aim provide our employees with the skills they need to perform their roles to the highest standard. These new jobs give security to the men and women who work at LCT and will further enhance our customer service.
“As London’s major port, we pride ourselves on our first rate customer service and these jobs are part of the significant investment we have undertaken across the port, including new crane and straddle equipment and ICT systems to ensure an unrivalled experience. We will continue to invest in our people and our port in the future.”