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Port Operative

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Port operatives are based in small or large ports and harbours and carry out a range of tasks involving handling cargo, passengers or marine craft. This can involve operating equipment and driving vehicles.

The Work

There are three main areas that come under the term port operative:

As a stevedore you could be:

As a marine operative you could be:

As a passenger operative you could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for port operatives is usually around £15,000 a year. This can rise up to around £20,000 a year for passenger operatives, £25,000 for marine operatives and £30,000 for stevedores.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
673
1 %
RISE
2023
680
  United Kingdom
2018
5094
3.7 %
RISE
2023
5285

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Maritime Skills Alliance
Website: https://www.maritimeskills.org

The Maritime Skills Alliance designs and promotes qualifications and apprenticeships for the UK’s maritime sector.

Port Skills and Safety
Tel: 020 7260 1790
E-mail: info@portskillsandsafety.co.uk
Website: http://www.portskillsandsafety.co.uk/

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