DP World's call for female workers: 50 more jobs for Stanford-le-Hope superport

Simon Moore and Nicki Allabush from DP World

Simon Moore and Nicki Allabush from DP World

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WOMEN are being invited to consider port work and climb to the top of London Gateway’s new high-tech cranes.

DP World has announced a further 50 jobs at its newly-opened international container terminal and wants as many women as men to apply for the terminal operative positions, which involve manning cranes and vehicles to move goods from ship to shore.

Simon Moore, DP chief executive, said: “We have a number of women in our team, but not as many as we would like.”

One of those taking the plunge into port work is former beautician Nicki Allabush from Stanford-le-Hope, who has been a terminal operative for 18 months.

She said: “I absolutely love the challenge this job offers.”

Details of the job can be found at londongateway.com/ careers

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8:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

No thanks.

As Del Boy said: I'd rather "keep my feet firmly on the old terracotta".
No thanks. As Del Boy said: I'd rather "keep my feet firmly on the old terracotta". Kim Gandy
  • Score: 5

9:12am Wed 6 Aug 14

John Right says...

Best place fir them on top of the cranes, keeps them off the shop floor, outa harms way, leave the driving to men
Best place fir them on top of the cranes, keeps them off the shop floor, outa harms way, leave the driving to men John Right
  • Score: 3

9:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

Fab man says...

Some more of the so-called Positive Discrimination??? creeping into the workplace then. The way its going if you are a White English Male you will never be able to get a job.
Some more of the so-called Positive Discrimination??? creeping into the workplace then. The way its going if you are a White English Male you will never be able to get a job. Fab man
  • Score: 9

9:57am Wed 6 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
No thanks.

As Del Boy said: I'd rather "keep my feet firmly on the old terracotta".
Which is why he lived on the 8th floor of Peckham Rise..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: No thanks. As Del Boy said: I'd rather "keep my feet firmly on the old terracotta".[/p][/quote]Which is why he lived on the 8th floor of Peckham Rise.. sesibollox
  • Score: 0

10:01am Wed 6 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

John Right wrote:
Best place fir them on top of the cranes, keeps them off the shop floor, outa harms way, leave the driving to men
too true, although wouldn't want to be anywhere near the deck of those ships....
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Best place fir them on top of the cranes, keeps them off the shop floor, outa harms way, leave the driving to men[/p][/quote]too true, although wouldn't want to be anywhere near the deck of those ships.... pembury53
  • Score: 0

10:07am Wed 6 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

Fab man wrote:
Some more of the so-called Positive Discrimination??? creeping into the workplace then. The way its going if you are a White English Male you will never be able to get a job.
your not wrong.... "we have a number of women in our team, but not as many as we would like.”....... no explanation, or reasoning as to WHY ? it would however mean someone somewhere could tick a box, 'inclusion and diversity' in line with our 'corporate mission', yeah that's another one off the list.....
[quote][p][bold]Fab man[/bold] wrote: Some more of the so-called Positive Discrimination??? creeping into the workplace then. The way its going if you are a White English Male you will never be able to get a job.[/p][/quote]your not wrong.... "we have a number of women in our team, but not as many as we would like.”....... no explanation, or reasoning as to WHY ? it would however mean someone somewhere could tick a box, 'inclusion and diversity' in line with our 'corporate mission', yeah that's another one off the list..... pembury53
  • Score: 4

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