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5th November 2015 - Press Release

Brightest and best encouraged to develop skills in Dover

The Port of Dover has started its latest search for talented local students to join a growing team of young people being nurtured and supported in a maritime-related career.

This year’s bursary scheme - part of the Port’s wider Youth Engagement Scheme (YES) – is open to students living in and around Dover.

It encourages young people to take up study at university in a port-related field to ensure the Port’s future success is driven by local people. The Port also provides the students with paid work placements of up to one year during or following the period of their study.

Combining the exciting operations of Europe’s busiest ferry port with the potential experience of being involved in one of the biggest development projects in the South East - Dover Western Docks Revival - it is an exciting time to join the Port of Dover team. 

Anita Wilson, General Manager for Corporate Administration at the Port of Dover, said: “We are encouraging the brightest and best graduates to think about a career at the Port of Dover and these bursaries offer the extra push that’s needed.”

Are you aged between 16 and 24? Live in Dover? Due to start a degree course in September 2016? This bursary scheme could provide you with valuable funding and potential career opportunities.


The awards are for students who are:

  • Aged between 16-24 years
  • Living within the post code bands CT14 to CT17
  • Entering full time study in September 2016
  • Studying a relevant degree course
  • Prepared to undertake a work placement with the Port during their study



Notes to Editors:

  • The port handles 13 million passengers, 2.5 million freight vehicles and £100 billion of UK/European trade.
  • The port supports 22,000 jobs, many of which are in the local community.
  • It has a shared vision to protect and enhance short and long term port capacity for the nation while delivering the catalyst for the regeneration of Dover.
  • The Bursary Scheme is part of the Port’s YES (Youth Engagement Scheme) initiative:
    • Working to improve the skills of local young people
    • Supporting our work to develop local skills that match opportunities of a growing port.
    • Enhancing the skills of local young people and fostering the next generation of local people who will keep the town, Port and UK economy moving.
  • The value of each award is equivalent to one term’s fees, to a maximum of £3,000, per academic year, subject to satisfactory progress.
  • To apply, visit: http://www.doverport.co.uk/csr/sayyes/  

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