In this exciting and varied role you will carry out cargo operations including the mooring of vessels, loading/unloading and securing of cargo. Full training will be provided for the use of specialised heavy plant and machinery with industry qualifications.
As part of the role, there will be opportunities to deploy worldwide on short assignments (2-5 days; Africa, Middle East, Europe, America etc.) to meet and discharge/load the vessels. There will also be opportunities to deploy for longer durations (up to 6 months) to carry out vessel operations.
In order to support the MoD both in the UK and overseas, applicants will be trained to become Sponsored Reserves (SR). SR's gain experience in both worlds of MoD and civilian environments which provides global exposure to the industry.
Basic salary is £23,000 per annum for General Terminal Operatives which is enhanced through completion of training by the annual bonus payments amounts below:
- After Year 1: £3,043.05
- After Year 2: £1,643.41
- After Year 3 & 4: £2,538.74
- After Year 5 and on wards: £2,943.73
In addition for working abroad, individuals will receive a further payment of £1000 per month or part thereof whilst working away (up to £6000 for a 6-month deployment).
This role is also suitable for serving Army, Navy or RAF Reservists who can transfer across without repeating the Forces application process.
Due to the nature of the post applicants must have resided in the UK for the last 5 years, be aged between 18-49 years old, have a valid full UK driving licence and will be required to pass medical and fitness tests. Previous military and or stevedoring experience is desired.