Back in term 2 the Southland Boys High School Career Navigator students went along to Southport where Sam Withey, South Port’s Business Development Support, took them on an informative tour of the port. During the tour students had the opportunity to hear stories from different South Port employees, learning that many started in the cold rooms and have been trained on the job to work their way up.
One of the many highlights of the tour was getting to go into the -24 ̊C room in the cold stores. The floor was like an ice rink and within seconds they started shivering. The tour finished with the students hopping on board a TUG! It’s a lot bigger than it looks. They met a tug master and gained insight into the role of the tug at the port.
Students gained a better understanding of what goes on at South Port as well as all the other companies that use the port. In addition to permanent work, there is potential for summer jobs at South Port for undergraduates.
We want to thank South Port and their amazing team for continuing to support our local.