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Trainee Agency Operator

Trainee Agency Operator

Job ID:  2165
Department:  Agency
Category:  Port / Agency Operations

Bristol, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent

Company Overview

Clarksons is the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping and offshore services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. Our intelligence adds value by enabling clients to make more efficient and informed decisions. Our global reach, local knowledge and expertise is what makes us unique.


To understand more about day-to-day life at Clarksons, and what you can expect from us as an employer, visit us at www.clarksons.com



Division Overview
Clarksons Port Services provides the highest standards of support with 24/7 attendance to vessel owners, operators and charters at a wide range of strategically located ports in the UK and Egypt. We provide vessel agency, project logistics, vessel chartering, freight forwarding, warehousing, crew travel and industrial supplies. Service is our watchword.

To learn more about Clarksons Port Services, please visit us at https://www.clarksons.com/services/support/clarksons-port-services/


Role Summary
We are seeking a Trainee Agency Operator to be based in our Avonmouth office, carrying out ships agency operations within a port environment.


What you will be doing
• Carrying out ships agency operations duties.
• Communicating with customers, vessels and port authorities and assisting in the preparation of cargo and vessel documentation.
• Where needed, undertake work out of usual office hours on a rota basis. The role will also provide cover for other UK based offices as required.
• To fulfil any additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.


What we are looking for
• Current, clean, UK valid driving licence
• Ships agency and/or port operations experience preferable but not mandatory
• Some experience or exposure within a shipping capacity would be helpful
• Confident, self-starter with the ability to communicate well with a wide range of individuals
• Ability to produce and maintain accurate paperwork
• Confident in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
• Ability to undertake regular out of hours attendances