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Port of Dover launches a new stakeholder group of 18–24-year-olds.


The Young People’s Port Network is open for applications today

If you are passionate about being the voice of today’s young minds, this is the perfect opportunity to have your say and impact the future of one of Europe’s busiest transport hubs, Dover and the wider community.

Through quarterly meetings you’ll input your views and ideas via group discussions and workshops, seeing them transform into plans and helping to shape business decisions. You’ll also attend the ACM (Annual Consultative Meeting), which is the biggest yearly meeting at the Port involving all stakeholders. The role will provide an excellent pathway to develop your professional skills and experience via an internationally recognised organisation.

Emma Williams, Human Resources Director at the Port of Dover said:

“This inspiring new project aims to create a powerful new community of young people to help shape a bright and innovative future for the Port. We strongly believe that this age group of 18–24-year-olds can empower each other and our wider port networks to share their unique personalities, ideas, and skills. Together, this will make a huge difference in the outcome of tomorrow and beyond.

We can’t wait to hear from you and create what I am sure will be a fantastic team of diverse and engaged individuals.”

This voluntary role will take place over a one-to-three-year period, with many benefits and incentives including career advice, opportunities for work placements, a voucher for attendance at the ACM, and behind-the-scenes tours to experience the Port’s dynamic operation first-hand.


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  • The Port of Dover is closing the gap every day between the UK and the world by connecting trade, travel, visitors and communities locally-globally, collaborating with local and international partners to create a more seamless, sustainable and tech-enabled port.
  • As the UK’s busiest international ferry port and a vital gateway for the movement of people and trade, Dover handles £144 billion of trade per year, 33% of UK trade in goods with the EU and welcomes over 11 million passengers.
  • Dover is also an award-winning cruise port, delivering world class travel and visitor experiences to the most prestigious cruise lines. With a growing and diversifying cargo business operating from state-of-the-art facilities, a brand-new marina which is a major feature of the exciting waterfront development, and opportunities for further expansion in the future, Dover’s proud history dating back 400 years has a new modern twist.