With an agri-food sector supplying 70% of the UK’s fish and a manufacturing industry comprising of over 2350 employers; it comes as no surprise that Greater Lincolnshire’s ports and logistics industry is huge. How else would companies within the region be able to export worldwide, and deliver produce within the UK?
How does Greater Lincolnshire deal with such a massive ports and logistics task?
- Over 18,000 workers within the industry
- The Port of Immingham is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, handling around 55 million tonnes every year.
- The Port of Grimsby handles over 500,000 vehicles every year.
- Humberside Airport enables produce to be delivered to the European market within a few hours.
- Road transport counts for 8,000 jobs within the sector
- Organisations such as Denby Transport, Associated British Ports and East Midland trains.
And there is more than just driving vehicles to the ports and logistics industry. There are many interesting job roles in different departments which ensures the sector keeps moving produce such as Marketing, Heath and Safety, Website Managers, Stock Control assistants, Pilots, HR, IT, Transport Planning and Training!
The World of Work is challenging the perceptions of young people by showcasing all job roles found within sectors, rather than focusing on stereotypical careers. By sharing real stories from people within the regions priority sectors, we can inspire young people and help them shape their own career journey.
And there are so many exciting industries and employers in the Greater Lincolnshire region to showcase; it’s hard to know where to start looking when it comes to work. So, by accessing www.theworldofwork.co.uk young talent can start to learn more about opportunities they may never have thought of.
The sectors covered by the web site, showing stats, information and case studies include:
- MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING
- HEALTH & CARE
- LOW CARBON
- VISITOR ECONOMY
- PORTS & LOGISTICS
- AND MANY MORE....
Employers who have contributed to the site include British Steel, Bakkavor, Associated British Ports, Branston, Interflora, Nutrapharma, Lincolnshire Cooperative, The Woodland Trust, Wilkin Chapman, Hales Group, Siemens, the Grimsby Institute and many more!
The World of Work web site was built by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP with the help from Social Enterprise GetMyFirstJob.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of The World of Work, on Wednesday 21 February, 2018. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/