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  Tel:  +44 (0) 1304 240 400 Ext. 4410
  Email:  communications@doverport.co.uk


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YES in the community

Through its Youth Engagement Scheme (YES), the Port of Dover supports community initiatives primarily in the education and sport sectors, specifically aiming to increase maritime interest and skills, improving business acumen and employment prospects, and nurturing both individual and team excellence.



The Port's wide ranging apprenticeship scheme gives young people from the local community the valuable opportunity to pick from the wealth of apprenticeships on offer at the Port of Dover.

Apprenticeships have ranged from electrical, mechanical, plumbing and construction through to ICT, customer service, marketing and business and administration apprenticeships, reflecting the diverse nature of the business and the skills required.

If you are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship at the Port of Dover, register your interest here.

The current recruitment for Port of Dover's Apprenticeship Scheme is now OPEN.


Port of Dover Bursary Scheme

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

The Port of Dover is offering one bursary per year for students living in and around the Dover area. The aim of the Scheme is to encourage local students to take up study at University in a port-related field with a long term view of them gaining employment in the Port.

Examples of degree courses considered as port-related are


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.

The awards are for students who are:

To gain valuable funding and access potential career opportunities, register your interest here.

The current recruitment for Port of Dover's Bursary Scheme is now OPEN. Register your interest below.




Business Skills (Young Enterprise)

The Port of Dover is the major sponsor for the business education charity, Young Enterprise, in the Dover District. Staff act as mentors to fledgling companies formed by pupils from different schools across the district, providing expertise and support from a business perspective and therefore aiming to help improve the business acumen of future prospective employees.


Maritime Skills and Careers

The Port of Dover has been host to the Dover Marine Skills Festival held at Cruise Terminal 2, regularly hosts visits from schools, has worked with underachieving students who do not plan, or who are unable, to go to university to inspire them in their career goals through focusing on different aspects of the Port, continues to work in partnership with Cardiff University by providing undergraduates with a 13-month work placement and has a successful partnership with Greenwich University in running joint end of year MBA and MA projects on issues specific to the Port of Dover.


Nurturing Life Skills through Sport

The Port supports grassroots rugby in Dover through its partnership with Dover Rugby Football Club (DRFC). Both organisations work to help the young people of Dover develop the life skills that a game such as rugby can bring, as well as nurturing their talent in the sport by providing the support and encouragement that will help them to achieve their goals.


School Visits

The Port of Dover hosts educational school visits throughout the year as well as visiting schools to talk about the Port, which includes primary, secondary and higher-education years.


University and Professional Partnerships

The Port of Dover expanded its work to upskill graduates for the workplace by partnering with an increasing number of universities that offer relevant marine or environmental courses. These organisations include Cardiff University, Greenwich University, New Buckinghamshire University and PIANC UK Young Professionals.


The Port organises its own sporting activities to support good causes

The Port organises and supports various sport-related activities throughout the year which aim to support good charitable causes.

Thank you for your application for the Apprenticeship Scheme.

A member of the Human Resources team will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

Thank you for your application for the Bursary Scheme.

A member of the Human Resources team will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

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