Peel Ports (UK) is to invest around £300 000 via the apprenticeship levy to train around 100 existing staff. The new intake marks a five-fold increase in staff being put through vocational education, with 19 employees being trained in 2018.
The training will cover subjects from leadership to port operations and involve workers from Peel Ports’ locations in Liverpool, Manchester, Heysham and eventually Sheerness and Great Yarmouth.
The investment is part a wider programme of professional development that will see nearly 10% of the entire Peel Ports workforce of 1600 taking part in additional learning throughout 2019.
Much of the training is being delivered in partnership with West Lancashire College, although Peel Ports also retains strong links with a range of education providers in the Liverpool city region.
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