All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Port of London Authority employees based on 13 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
2.9/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.6/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Benefits:
3.1/5
 
Company Culture:
3.6/5
 
Career Progression:
3.2/5
 
Colleagues:
3.9/5
 
Training:
3/5
 
Enjoyment:
4/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Corporate Affairs Job Title: Corporate Affairs Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

My team and my manager are great. They care about me, my growth and success. I genuinely feel valued and crucial to the team's success even though I have only been here for 3 months.
Diversity of role: I get to do so much in a day and everything is so different. One day I could be working on a very complex and technical excel spreadsheet, the next I could be attending a Waterborne Freight working group where I help to lead the Marketing strategy.

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Corporate Affairs Job Title: Communications Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Flexible working hours
Great colleagues
Good salary
Good location

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Information Technology Job Title: Graduate IT Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is a range of things to do which utilise a lot of my skill set. I have already undergone some prince2 training to help me with my career progression. The people here are also very friendly and helped me settle in very well.

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: IT Job Title: Graduate Analyst

Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: IT Job Title: Graduate Trainee Analyst

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Taking peoples ideas and problems then applying technical knowledge to produce a solution.
The ability to see your work and how it improves other's workdays.

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Industry: Science and R&D Department: Hydrographic Job Title: GIS Assistant

What are the best and worst things about your job?

1. So varied
2. The GIS is growing within my company so it is exciting
3. In a very interesting department
4. A lot of opportunities to experiment and go away and learn for yourself

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Marine Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people I have met.

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Marine Services

What are the best and worst things about your job?

How I get to work on such a huge variety of vessels .

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Industry: Banking and Finance Department: Finance

Industry: Engineering and Manufacturing Department: Marine Engineering

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of jobs and vessels I get to work on

The people I work around

Working on the river

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Industry: Transport, Logistics and Distribution Department: Marine Apprentice

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being active

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Application Advice:

It was a very traditional application. No psychometric tests which was a real positive for me. I went through an agency who were helpful during the application process. Although, from their first judgements of my CV they didn't think I would be a good fit, so I challenged them and show examples of my previous work which changed their minds.

Interview Advice:

"Be yourself" and just relax. I thought my first interview went terribly, by my standards - although I still got the role.
The second interview which was task-based, allowed me to show my analytical skills by completing a short task in excel and answering "what else do you think would be useful to know?". In this style of interview I would say manage your time to give both parts a fair share, but equally don't be afraid to show us exactly how you work. That's what we want to know.

Corporate Affairs Analyst, Corporate Affairs at Port of London Authority
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Application Advice:

You need to show a real passion for the role and the company as a whole. There is more to being a successful applicant than good grades.

Interview Advice:

A personal connection to the work that the PLA does, is definitely a bonus.

Communications Assistant, Corporate Affairs at Port of London Authority
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you make your skills stand out on your CV/application. Put the most relevant information that you think will suit the company you are applying for- make it relevant and make sure you stand out!

Interview Advice:

In your interview use personal experience and examples to expand on the skills and things you have mentioned in your CV. That way you have a lot to talk about and can show there's more to you than what is on your CV.

Make sure to ask the interviewer questions about what you expect from a job too, to make sure the job is the right fit for you!

Graduate IT Analyst, Information Technology at Port of London Authority
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid to join an industry that is very different from others.
There are lots of shipping terms and acronyms that probably won't make much sense - but more experienced colleagues will always be there to help.
Understand that no 2 days are the same, the variety is enjoyable.
Gravesend isn't that bad of a place really!
Research the organisation - It will improve your chances to get an interview if you have a better understanding of what the company does.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic! If you're interested in the job - show it!
The interviewers know you are most likely nervous, take a second to process the questions and structure your answers.
Talk about yourself, interests & hobbies - the interviewers are looking for somebody to work with so show your personality.
When waiting for your interview be observant - read notices, listen to conversations. This will ease your nerves and you may also pick up information that can help structure your answers.

Graduate Trainee Analyst, IT at Port of London Authority
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Application Advice:

Put as much detail and experience in as possible, and relate skills/characteristics to specific and related examples where you can.

Interview Advice:

Most of all be yourself and answer straight. The interviewer isn't always trying to trick you, it is also a way for the employer to understand what they will need to focus on more/less with you. So as much as you should big up your experiences you should also only present what you know.

GIS Assistant, Hydrographic at Port of London Authority
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Best:

Passionate: everyone is really passionate about what it is that they do. They want to share their knowledge, which for a new person is great because it meant I got to grips with its complex model quicker than I thought.

Worst:

IT: yes we get a brand new iPhone 10 XR and HP windows 10 laptop - which is great. However, the ability to integrate new 'one' of tech is a problem. There's a fear over using WhatsApp, which means adhoc casual conversations happen on email when there's no need.
Old school approach: The Port of London is about to embark on a cultural shift, which is massively needed. There are a few people who are too comfortable - more in some departments than others - or deem directorial approval needed on everything we do. This means changing things eg IT or communication apps can be quite difficult.

Corporate Affairs Analyst, Corporate Affairs at Port of London Authority
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Best:

There are many different areas in the company which I work in, so I am able to work on many different projects within different departments; allowing me to learn more about what the company does and how I help with this. Flexible working hours

Worst:

Our main office is getting some work done to it at the moment, so it can be quite noisy. But once the work is complete the new offices are something to look forward to!

Graduate IT Analyst, Information Technology at Port of London Authority
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Best:

The history & knowledge that the company & employees have. So many stories about events from before I was even born.

Worst:

Constant evolution can be quite daunting.

Graduate Trainee Analyst, IT at Port of London Authority
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Best:

1. Excellent pension
2. Many training opportunities (i.e. sea survival, EPIC Tideway Tunnel Health & Safety Training)
3. So many varied departments so opportunity to learn so much

Worst:

Perhaps departmental integration is minimal, whilst the opportunity is there.

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