Associated British Ports
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About Associated British Ports

Who We Are

ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offer unparalleled marine, road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country. We continuously invest in the infrastructure, equipment and skills we need to handle a vast array of cargo safely, efficiently and sustainably. Our expert teams work collaboratively to build long-term partnerships and deliver the right supply chain solutions for our customers, including value-added services and brand new facilities tailored to suit their business needs. ABP also offers large areas of development land across a wide range of strategic port locations, capable of attracting investment and delivering transformational benefits for the economy both locally and nationally. Our services are also complemented by our marine consultancy, ABPmer, and our dredging specialist, UK Dredging (‘UKD’). As a vital part of the supply chains of businesses throughout the nation, our 21 ports support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, handling £149 billion of trade. We are dedicated to supporting the communities which rely on our ports. We are dedicated to serving our customers. We are dedicated to fulfilling our mission: Keeping Britain Trading.

Vision and Values

Why Join the UK’s Leading Ports Business?

ABP is the UK’s leading and best-connected port owner and operator. Our network of 21 ports around Britain offers unparalleled marine,road and rail access to domestic and international markets. ABP also owns the UK’s busiest rail freight terminal at Hams Hall located in the heart of the country. As a vital part of the supply chains of businesses throughout the nation, our 21 ports support 119,000 jobs and contribute £7.5 billion to the economy every year, handling £149 billion of trade. It’s a story we’re proud of but it doesn’t end there. We’re transforming our business and embracing the future.

Creating a Great Place to Work

Whether you join as an apprentice, graduate or experienced hire, We offer a vast range of roles spanning the UK, all rooted in a culture that welcomes diversity, fosters talent, encourages internal movement and progression, and places safety as our number one priority. The past year has seen a strong focus on leadership, as that is an important foundation for creating a great place to work. To further strengthen our Executive Team, we have welcomed a number of new colleagues who have brought on board fresh thinking, experience and innovation.

Championing Diversity and Inclusion

At the core of creating a great place to work is our commitment to diversity and inclusion, because we know that to feel valued, colleagues must feel empowered to speak up and share their views. We believe that a diversity of perspectives makes our business better and ultimately more resilient. ABP is the first UK port operator to launch a range of exclusive women’s personal protective equipment.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Closely linked to Beyond Zero and our focus on employee wellbeing is our commitment to providing our colleagues with opportunities to get involved in community and charity events. Our aim is to make sure that colleagues feel embedded in the fabric of local communities so that they can contribute to positive change, while enjoying themselves along the way.

Training

We have continued to invest in training programmes so our people gain the right skills to succeed. As part of this we have expanded the number of courses offered by the ABP Academy, our internal training centre. We have also launched a programme of enhanced hiring manager recruitment training with an emphasis on how to avoid conscious and unconscious bias. Going forward, we are planning to extend this programme to include a greater number of colleagues at all levels within the organisation.

ABP Annual Review Key Stats 2020

Our People

A great team, delivering excellence ABP has a great team of well-trained, highly skilled people dedicated to delivering excellence for our customers. We are committed to investing in people to keep them safe, to helping them fulfil their ambitions and to recruiting the right people by offering rewarding and exciting career opportunities. The ABP Academy provides training and development support for all ABP colleagues, including 60 apprentices. ABP offers a wide range of apprenticeship opportunities, including our award-winning marine apprenticeship scheme. In 2019, ABP also launched its new Graduate Training Programme. Reaching out to local communities and young people is an important part of our recruitment activity. Across our ports, ABP visits local schools and colleges to promote the wide spectrum of careers available in ABP, and the wider maritime sector, ranging from engineering and marine pilotage, to environmental management, law and finance.

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Company Details

Headquarters

25 Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ES, United Kingdom

Revenue

£500m to £1bn

Employees

1,001 to 5,000