Dubbed the ‘super sewer’, the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel will upgrade London’s antiquated sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city into the 22nd Century.The project will create over 4,000 jobs directly and a similar number in the supply chain, including up to 600 jobs on the River Thames. That’s because 4.2 million tonnes of excavated material will be transported down the Thames. This 30% increase to the existing river traffic will require expert maritime skills and the search is on for new recruits keen on a career afloat. London’s sewerage system spills millions of tonnes of untreated waste into the river every year and the 25km long super sewer is needed to protect the Thames from this rising tide of pollution. Thames Tideway Tunnel has entrusted the job of promoting career opportunities on the Thames to Jobs in Maritime, the global job site and recruitment service of the National Maritime Development Group, the UK maritime network for industries influenced by sea and waterways.
Jobs in Maritime has run a series of events in London, Essex and Kent for anyone interested in learning more about a career on the river. They can learn more about the tunnel project, meet some of the people involved, find out about roles and career progression and register their interest in jobs when construction starts in 2016.
Circa 2,000 people attended the first of these events held in Kent, Essex and London.
Peter Green of Jobs in Maritime says: “These jobs are open to anyone interested in a career in maritime and will appeal to existing marine workers looking for a new challenge, ex-Armed Forces personnel, unemployed people and school leavers seeking apprenticeships.