Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe is the Port of Britain and this, is no accident, it is because of the passion and commitment of the people who work here. Our people are the key to our success; we strive for a flexible and motivated workforce who are supported by a dedicated and results-focused management team.
There are opportunities to join the port through a number of channels, offering various development paths:
- As a port operative, you will receive in depth job-based training provided by our accredited training assessors to operate an extensive range of plant and machinery
- As an apprentice, you will receive a combination of practical and academic training to meet the rigorous standards of the Advanced Modern Apprenticeship scheme
- As an experienced professional, you will work in a range of operational and business disciplines such as Engineering, Container Operations, IT, HR and Finance
- As a manager in various areas of the business you will have the opportunity to work at the vanguard of the UK’s freight industry and participate in coaching and mentoring schemes
At the Port of Felixstowe, our aim is to provide a career, not just a job. The management of performance and individual development is a critical aspect to maintaining our success. We work with you to agree a clear and demanding set of objectives designed not only to match our business objectives but also, to enable you to achieve your full potential. Our relationship with Unite the Union remains central to our goal of delivering the sustained change required to drive our business forward.
We offer a supportive, community environment and have become the first major UK port to be awarded Women in Maritime Charter Certification. Alongside this we have created our own Women’s Network at the Port of Felixstowe.
We encourage all employees to contribute to the development of our business by working collaboratively, and sharing their views both formally, and informally. Our pioneering spirit has driven the growth of our port since it was first established, and has today helped to position the Port of Felixstowe as a leader in its field and the UK’s largest container terminal.
"I knew I always wanted to have a family but I didn’t necessarily want to have to give up my career to do so, especially as I found a job I really enjoyed. The flexible working hours have given me the opportunity to do both. I go to work and enjoy the professionalism and adult conversation but I also get to spend valuable time with my family. It really is the of best of both worlds."
"Flexible working has assisted me greatly upon my return to work following the birth of my daughter. I am able to have quality time with her as well as pursue my career. I feel my focus at work is greater because of it and the same goes for maximising my time with my daughter. I am still highly productive, it’s an all-round win!"