30 people likely to be offered positions following ABP’s first Humber Recruitment Open Day

By Associated British Ports | Posted: 21 Oct 2016

Thirty people look set to be offered employment with ABP following the company’s first Humber Recruitment Open Day.

Over 500 people registered to attend the event, which had a 100-attendee capacity, prompting the business to look at hosting a similar initiative at one of its south bank facilities.

The recruitment day, which was held to highlight the opportunities currently available within ABP’s Humber operations, featured networking opportunities, port tours and on-the-spot interviews for those people who had uploaded their CVs to the ABP website and whose skills matched those required by ABP’s operations and engineering departments.

ABP Head of Human Resources Humber, Jane Spencer, said: “We have a number of operations and engineering roles to fill, and rather than just opt for the traditional recruitment advertising, we felt a structured open day would showcase the business much more effectively.

“ABP is changing, it’s modernising and improving its systems and processes and we’re looking for people who are highly skilled, passionate and committed, to help us reach our goal of being more efficient, more agile, and better engaged with our customers.

“No longer do you have to be related to someone who already works here or have sector-specific skills as we can offer training and support to the right candidates.

“The response we’ve had to this event has been overwhelming and we’re already formulating plans to replicate it on the south bank. I’d also like to assure people that we have the details of those who sent in their CVs but were unable to attend due to the event being fully booked, and we will be reviewing these in due course.”

Paul from Hull is a maintenance manager for an engineering firm. He explained why he wanted to attend the event.

“I’m passionate about my local community, about Hull and Yorkshire,” he said. “I know ABP is an integral part of the fabric of this city and it’s great to be able to find out more about what it does and the role it plays in the local economy.

“As a result of ABP’s investments and its partnerships Hull is buzzing and I want to join the business and make a real difference.”

Steve from Withernsea is also excited about the opportunities available to him within ABP.

He said: “There is every kind of job role imaginable within ABP so the options and future opportunities are endless. I’ve never attended an event like this one before, but it’s been very informative and very well organised. I’d recommend it to anyone.”

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