June 27, 2022

FORTH Ports welcomed its most recent operations administrator to the Port of Grangemouth adhering to her productive Kickstart traineeship.

Louise Logan from Falkirk took section in a paid six-month traineeship last year as component of the Government’s Kickstart work programme.

The Kickstart programme was built to enable out of perform 16 to 24-12 months-olds make improvements to their profession prospective clients by understanding new capabilities in a actual doing work surroundings.

Ahead of the programme, Louise was looking for a work soon after finishing a university class and took up the kickstart placement give to enhance her job opportunities.

Louise Logan Forth Ports
Louise Logan pictured at her new office, the Port of Grangemouth.

Pursuing a productive six months, Louise was provided a long term placement as an functions administrator functioning at the Port of Grangemouth’s busy container terminal.

Her new function contains making sure that all the container targeted visitors via the port flows as effectively as probable, serving to haulage motorists with their enquiries and making sure the proper containers get produced to the appropriate clients.

Commenting on her new function Louise Logan mentioned: “I have figured out and received practical experience in a field I had not previously deemed while earning a full-time wage. 

“I have also been in get in touch with with my get the job done coach from DWP all through the programme who has checked how I am acquiring on. 

“I am really pleased to have been supplied a total-time role at the Port and I am genuinely experiencing it.”

Michelle Primrose, Group HR Supervisor at Forth Ports mentioned: “Our congratulations to Louise on her new whole-time job with the container functions crew next her prosperous Kickstart traineeship.

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“During the pandemic it was not an simple time for young folks seeking to begin a vocation and we saw the Kickstart scheme as an excellent way of creating the young workforce of the future.

“Forth Ports has a lengthy and proud custom of investing in young men and women like our apprenticeship programme which has properly trained and recruited nearly a hundred apprentices throughout the Team masking engineering, functions, finance and Health and fitness & Security, with many of all those apprentices likely on to have a fulfilling career in the Forth Ports business.”

Louise’s get the job done coach at Falkirk Jobcentre, Anne Thomson, mentioned: “I am so delighted for Louise. When she arrived to me last yr she was hunting for a function in hospitality or retail.

“Looking at Louise’s CV, I told her she had wonderful skills and was providing herself shorter and should really take into account some admin roles.

“I labored with her to develop her self confidence and supported her to utilize for the Forth Ports purpose.

“We bought fantastic suggestions just after her job interview with Forth Ports and she was then supplied a 6-month Kickstart placement.

“I am unquestionably delighted to listen to that she has now been provided a long lasting publish.”

Forth Ports Minimal owns and operates 8 business ports in the British isles, Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and 6 on the Firth of Forth.

Within and all around the Firths of Forth and Tay, Forth ports manages and operates an place of 280 square miles of navigable waters such as two specialised marine terminals for oil and gasoline export and offers other marine solutions these types of as towage and conservancy.

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