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Kick-starting Careers at Port Solent Marina

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We are extremely proud to be involved in the Government’s Kickstart Scheme and welcome Kieran Doswell to the Port Solent Marina team. 

The Kickstart programme provides opportunities for 16-24 year olds currently unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit to experience and explore employment in a range of different roles and industries. Premier has already placed 7 Kickstart candidates in various roles across the business, with 3 individuals already progressing to secure permanent roles with us.

Kieran joined the team at the start of the year following the successful completion of a Uniformed Services Course at Highbury College - gaining merits in all 3 units. His 6 month placement at Port Solent includes helping the wider team in their daily operations, administration and responding to customer enquiries, whilst also experiencing life in a marina and being out on the water. 

"I'm excited to be joining the team at Port Solent and learning more about the marine business," he says. “As my long-term goal is to join the Royal Navy, it's a perfect place to start and learn the fundamentals of seamanship and boat maintenance. I enjoy socialising with friends and family outside of work, so I'm sure I'll appreciate the sociable aspect of working in a marina and meeting our berth holders."