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CMV backing the future

CMV backing the future

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) who are the leading cruise operator from the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury took a major part last week (5 October) at the ‘Opportunity Thurrock Recruitment Fair’ at the port. The event aimed at 10th and 11th year students is to encourage young people in what career to take after leaving school, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. More than 4,000 students from local schools and colleges plus parents and teachers in the Thurrock and Brentwood area attended the enterprising event

The event is the brainchild of Opportunity Thurrock, supported by Yvonne Evans at Thurrock Council and Nadine Woods, Senior Training & Development Officer at the Port of Tilbury who gave generous support including the Cruise Terminal as a venue. Yvonne is also responsible for ‘Thurrock’s Next Top Boss’, an initiative linking local firms with schools, a project enthusiastically supported by CMV, who are taking part for the first time this year.

Miranda Coates, Human Resource Manager at CMV, a key backer of the local enterprise, said “This was an exciting and dynamic event which demonstrated to those attending the great number of opportunities in the area. It allowed us to engage with a large number of interested people. There are lots of opportunities for young people to join CMV and gain skills through work experience or apprenticeships, at this exciting time as we enter a rapid growth period. We encouraged students to our stand to take selfie photos using our branded selfie sticks and our poster Keep Calm and Cruise from Tilbury and then post them on social media. CMV are expanding and you will see another cruise ship Columbus join our fleet next Summer in Tilbury. Consequently, we need more of the best young people in our head office in Purfleet and also on board ships of course.”

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