Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Internship/Apprenticeship Opportunities – Number of Vacancies : (150)

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Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Internship/Apprenticeship Opportunities

Join the Maritime Excellence: Chart Your Career with KPA!

About Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), under the Ministry of Roads and Transport, is a distinguished State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament in January 1978. KPA is entrusted with the management and operation of all scheduled seaports and inland waterway ports in Kenya. Our responsibilities encompass the Port of Mombasa, Port of Lamu, scheduled seaports including Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Kiunga, Shimoni, Vanga, Ngomeni, and Kiunga, as well as the inland waterways, including Kisumu Port and other inland jetties like Kendu Bay, Kowuor, Homa Bay, Mbita, Karungu, Muhuru, Mfangano, Asembo Bay, Usenge, and Port Victoria. Additionally, we oversee Inland Container Depots in Nairobi, Naivasha, and Kisumu, along with liaison offices in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, serving transit countries.

As a leading maritime organization in the region, KPA plays a pivotal role in facilitating trade, fostering economic growth, and connecting Kenya to the world. Our mission is to “provide efficient and competitive port services to facilitate global trade,” and our vision is to become the “World Class Ports of Choice.” Our core values revolve around Customer Focus, Integrity, Teamwork, Care, and Innovation.

Internship/Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Kenya Ports Authority is delighted to announce 150 internship/apprenticeship vacancies across various departments. Our internship/apprenticeship program aims to provide young adults with invaluable hands-on experience and exposure to a real workplace environment. These opportunities are available for a maximum period of one year (12 months) effective from January 2024.

Qualification & Division Details:

  1. Degree/Diploma in Maritime Transport and Logistics / Maritime Management
    • Division: Container Terminal Operations
    • Number of Positions: 10
  2. Degree/Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Government Trade Tests II or III or Certificate of Experiential Learning
    • Division: Container Terminal Engineering
    • Number of Positions: 11
  3. Degree/Diploma in Information Technology/Business Information Technology
    • Division: Information Communication Technology, Innovation & Business Process Re-Engineering
    • Number of Positions: 6
  4. Degree/Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Government Trade Tests II or III or Certificate of Experiential Learning
    • Division: Port Electrical Engineering
    • Number of Positions: 7
  5. Bachelor/Diploma in Civil Engineering/Government Trade Tests II or III or Certificate of Experiential Learning
    • Division: Civil Engineering
    • Number of Positions: 7
  6. Degree/Diploma in Marine Engineering/Mechatronics/Government Trade Tests II or III or Certificate of Experiential Learning
    • Division: Marine Engineering
    • Number of Positions: 12
  7. Degree in Health, Safety & Environment
    • Division: Safety, Health & Environment
    • Number of Positions: 4
  8. Degree in Procurement/Purchasing & Supplies
    • Division: Supply Chain Management/Contract Management
    • Number of Positions: 5
  9. Degree/Diploma in Human Resource Management/Social Sciences
    • Division: Human Resources
    • Number of Positions: 5
  10. Degree/Diploma in Civil Engineering/Building and Construction/Government Trade Tests II or III or Certificate of Experiential Learning
    • Division: Project Development
    • Number of Positions: 5
  11. Degree in Actuarial Science/Risk Management & Insurance/Maritime Insurance
    • Division: Commercial/Insurance Services
    • Number of Positions: 1
  12. Degree/Diploma in Public Relations and Corporate Communication
    • Division: Corporate Communications
    • Number of Positions: 2
  13. Degree in Economics/Statistics/Research/Data Science
    • Division: Corporate Research, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Number of Positions: 2

Eligibility Criteria To qualify for these opportunities, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen not exceeding 34 years of age.
  2. Be an unemployed graduate from a recognized training institution who has completed a degree/diploma/certificate course and has not gained any work experience related to their area of study since graduation.
  3. Not have previously benefited from a similar internship program.
  4. Not have retired or exited from formal employment.

Applications should be accompanied by the applicant’s university or college certificates/transcripts.

How to Apply Interested applicants should submit their applications online through the Kenya Ports Authority career portal at this link. The application deadline is November 27th, 2023.

Please note the following important information:

  • The Authority WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the Internship/Apprenticeship Program.
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete twelve (12) months of the Internship Program to fully benefit from the program’s objectives.
  • INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya Ports Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage differently-abled persons to apply. Any form of canvassing, directly or indirectly, will result in disqualification.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

To maximize your chances of success in securing an internship/apprenticeship at KPA, here are ten expert tips tailored to each role:

  1. Container Terminal Operations: Highlight your understanding of maritime logistics and management principles.
  2. Container Terminal Engineering: Showcase your technical skills and hands-on experience in electrical and mechanical engineering.
  3. Information Communication Technology: Emphasize your proficiency in IT and innovative problem-solving abilities.
  4. Port Electrical Engineering: Discuss your electrical engineering expertise and practical skills.
  5. Civil Engineering: Highlight your knowledge of civil engineering and construction principles.
  6. Marine Engineering: Present your experience in marine engineering or mechatronics.
  7. Safety, Health & Environment: Share your background in health, safety, and environmental practices.
  8. Supply Chain Management: Describe your understanding of procurement and supply chain operations.
  9. Human Resources: Demonstrate your knowledge of HR management and social sciences.
  10. Project Development: Showcase your skills in civil engineering and project management.

Please tailor your application to the specific role you’re interested in. Good luck with your application!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Can I apply for multiple positions?
    • Yes, you can apply for multiple positions if you meet the eligibility criteria for each.
  2. Are these positions paid?
    • Yes, these are paid internship/apprenticeship positions.
  3. What is the duration of the internship/apprenticeship program?
    • The program is for a maximum period of one year (12 months).
  4. Will I be considered for employment after completing the program?
    • The Authority WILL NOT offer employment after the completion of the Internship/Apprenticeship Program.
  5. How do I submit my application?
    • Please submit your application online through the provided link.
  6. Is there an age limit for applicants?
    • Applicants should not be over the age of 34 years.
  7. What qualifications are required for each position?
    • Please refer to the qualification details provided for each division.
  8. Can I apply if I have already benefited from a similar internship program?
    • No, you should not have previously benefited from a similar internship program.
  9. When is the application deadline?
    • The application deadline is November 27th, 2023.
  10. How will I be notified if I am shortlisted?
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Get ready to embark on a career journey with Kenya Ports Authority – Apply Now!

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