Port Launches New Training Centre


The Port of Blyth has launched a major new training centre to meet the demands of an expanding workforce requiring first class training and a strong demand to provide external courses to external companies and organisations across the region.

Under the banner Port Training Services, a new Training Manager and Training Assessor have been appointed and it is hoped that the Port will benefit from enhanced productivity and cargo care whilst providing an important training resource for the region.

Chief Executive, Martin Lawlor stated “I am delighted that the new centre is up and running and equally so at the level of response across the region requiring a range of industrial and plant related training courses.”

Newly appointed Training Manager, Colin Bassam added “We are offering a unique product where candidates can be given high quality training in a working environment covering everything from stevedoring, forklift trucks, cranes and heavy plant such as loadshovels and bulldozers. There is also the opportunity to train to NVQ level 2 and 3 in Port Operations. Due to our expanding operations and close links to other labour agencies we can also offer meaningful work experience and real prospects of longer term employment.”