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Harwich Overview Located at the confluence of the River Stour and River Orwell, Harwich, a small town in Essex, was ...

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Harwich Overview

Located at the confluence of the River Stour and River Orwell, Harwich, a small town in Essex, was once a heavily guarded naval base. The town, along with the adjoining Dovercourt and Parkeston, go by the name “Harwich” together. Parkeston is home to The Harwich International Port that still runs regular ferry services to Netherlands. Harwich remains the control centre for Lighthouse Authority of England and The Trinity House. Several operations of Felixstowe Container Port are handled from this town as well. The old part of the town with rich architectural heritage is today a conservation area. Harwich is about 90 minutes away from London Liverpool Street by train. Trains travel to Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester every hour. Shotley and Felixstowe, across the estuary, are accessible via ferries. Primary school, healthcare, sports and entertainment options and other facilities are available in this contiguous terrain.

Harwich Job Opportunities

Jobs in Harwich are primarily centred on the shipping industry. Local shipping, freight, storage and transport service companies provide job opportunities. Tour operators also generate jobs in Harwich, along with from high-street firms like Boots and Argos. The Harwich Port and the Harwich Haven Authority also are sources of shipping jobs in this place. Of the many jobs on offer, CAD technician jobs are some of the most attractive to those with the skills necessary to apply to these high earning Harwich jobs.

Harwich Employment Trends

Plans are in place for a £1.3m business incubation centre at Mermaid House in Harwich Quay. About 25 companies have expressed their interest in setting shop at the centre, which is expected to serve ports, maritime, logistics, offshore renewable energy and engineering sectors. These companies alone reportedly can create at least 87 new jobs, and 35 other companies are interested in availing themselves of the staff needed to offer support services, and using meeting room space at the centre. The Harwich Mayflower Project is creating a replica of the ship used by the Pilgrim Fathers for their transatlantic journey back in 1620, setting sail again in 2020 to mark the 400th anniversary of the event. These ongoing developments are likely to boost opportunities for marine jobs at Harwich.

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