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Work in UK and Overseas as a Sponsored Reservist with Solent Gateway

Published 16/05/2018 10:50:00, by Marina Maher

Solent Gateway Ltd (SGL) is working with the Ministry of Defence to operate the UK MOD’s Sea Mounting Centre at Marchwood in Southampton and is looking for a number of employees to work as General Terminal Operatives.  The majority of people they are looking for will be Sponsored Reserves who will be employed as civilian port operators and supervisors but will have a joint  Army Reserve role.  As Sponsored Reserves they will be part of 165 Port and Maritime Regiment,  Royal Logistics Corps and may be required to deploy overseas as required.
General Terminal Operatives will earn £22,500 + overtime + up to £6k Deployment Bonus + excellent career progression.  General Terminal Operatives carry out cargo operations, including the loading, unloading and securing of cargo, both civilian and military whilst utilising specialised heavy plant and machinery. In addition they will be required to carry out site support and maintenance tasks as required.  

The Port Operating and Enabling Capability is a vital function that ensures the MoD’s maritime cargo is loaded, unloaded and handled safely and successfully.  In this exciting role, operatives will get to experience the best of both worlds.  Day to day, they will enjoy the benefits of working for a leading port operating organisation as a General Terminal Operative working at the UK MoD’s Sea Mounting Centre (Military Port) and when required at overseas ports.

On top of this, over the course of 12 months, they will be given the opportunity to undergo up to 38 days training with the Army Reserves. Training includes basic fitness training, leadership skills and adventure training.  They will then get to put this training to the test on fun but challenging exercises and on deployments, in the UK or abroad.

Benefits include an excellent base salary plus generous deployment bonus, world class civilian recognised training, potential to gain further qualifications, eligibility to go on adventure training and the potential to work abroad for short durations (up to 6 months if required).

Solent Gateway Ltd are looking for fully qualified Stevedores or those who are willing to gain the relevant qualifications, are to pass basic fitness and medical tests, motivated to learn new skills and possess a full, clean UK Driving Licence.

This career opportunity is uniquely different from the rest and full and comprehensive training will be given to support applicants’ progress in this exciting and rewarding career path.

If you are interested in a job that offers more adventure, is more exciting and more rewarding call the Director of Employment Services, Dom Hill, on 02079408133 or contact him at dom.hill@whiteensign.co.uk


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