Port Operative

plus bonuses
01 Nov 2019
29 Nov 2019
Engineering, Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
SW4: Port Operative
Location: Southampton.
Salary: GBP23,063 enhanced by annual bonus payments


First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client, a leading port operating company who provides capability to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to maintain National Security to recruit Port Operatives to support port operations.

The Role

A varied cargo operations role supporting the MoD in both the UK and overseas. Applicants will be trained (in company time) to become Sponsored Reserves (SR) gaining valuable experience in both the MoD and civilian environment. This exciting and varied role offers a 40-hour working week with long term job stability.


Mooring of vessels
Loading/unloading and securing cargo
Use of specialised heavy plant and machinery
Opportunities to deploy worldwide on short assignments (2-5 days)
Opportunities to deploy worldwide for long durations (up to 6 months)

Essential Requirements

5 years UK residency
Valid passport with 6 months remaining at all times
Full, valid UK driving licence
Physically and medically fit
Pass UK Government Security Clearance
Desirable Requirements

Previous military and/or stevedoring experience
GCSE: English and Mathematics or undertake entry level 3 Literacy and numeracy tests
Salary and Bonuses

GBP23,063 per annum, plus the opportunity to receive the following bonuses.

On completion of training: GBP2,300
After Year 1: GBP444
After Year 2: GBP982
After Year 3 & 4: GBP1,517
After Year 5 and onwards GBP1,759

20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (increasing with service)
Pension scheme
Enhanced sick pay - on completion of probationary period
Free parking
Access to free gym
Medical cover (upon mobilisation)

Location: Southampton

Salary: GBP23,063