ENVIRONMENTAL studies student Geoffrey Eyre-Walker spent a week at Shoreham Port, gaining work experience with a cross-section of the workforce.
The Steyning Grammar School student, who lives in Shoreham, said the opportunity to work in the different departments had given him a valuable insight into future careers.
He said: “I am currently half way through my A-levels in geography, environmental studies, and travel and tourism.
“I was delighted when I discovered my work experience placement was with Shoreham Port as it would allow me to see for myself the skills required for working in a port and the potential career opportunities available in an established large employer for the region.”
Shoreham Port offers varied work experience placements, giving students the opportunity to find out what it is like to be an employee there and gain hands-on experience.
Tug master James Gray said Geoffrey’s hard work and enthusiasm had enabled staff to help him develop his skills.