Port of Dover builds on success of apprenticeship scheme with bursary project

News Posted 15/12/13
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The management team at the Port of Dover has unveiled a bursary scheme in the wake of a successful apprenticeship programme.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage local students to take up study at University in a port-related field with a long-term view of them gaining employment at Europe’s leading ferry port.

Such courses could range from degrees in economics and business management, through to civil engineering, mechanical engineering and marine technology.

Tim Waggott, chief executive, Port of Dover, said: “The appeal of our apprenticeship scheme has demonstrated the real interest and enthusiasm for the Port in our local young people. We now feel it is the right time to make a further commitment to ensuring that the future success of the Port is driven by local people. We want Dover’s children to be the next generation of Dover’s stars and so commit to supporting this with our new bursary scheme.”

Matthew Bartlett, of Dover Grammar School for Girls, said: “As the major employer in Dover, the Port’s support for local students is invaluable both in expanding their career prospects and for the longer term renewal of Dover as it helps to keep the talent which our school develops in the area.”

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