Port of Plymouth Visit

In April the Superkids were invited by the Harbour Master to visit The Port of Plymouth.

They were met at the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners offices on the Barbican to be taken to the board room for a talk from the Harbour Master about what services the Port of Plymouth provides. It handles over 2 million tonnes of cargo every year, the main import being petroleum and their Pilotage Service was responsible for nearly 1000 shipping moves last year, which is no small feat!

To experience working within The Port of Plymouth itself, the Superkids got taken out, in their two pilot boats for a trip into the Port, out to the breakwater and beyond! The students saw Plymouth from the water and met two resident seals sunbathing on the rocks!

Once back on land the students presented to the group, what they had learnt about and asked questions about their apprenticeship programme, quizzing different staff members about their career journeys. They were also treated to a free Cap’n Jaspers lunch!

The trip was an enormous success and the students were an absolute credit to Sir John Hunt. The Port was so impressed that even though applications were closed, made an exception to offer a student a work experience placement next year.

Miss Cooper
Careers Coordinator