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HPLA - Humber Personnel Labour Agency

Recruiter for Warehousing and the Ports Industry Supplying Hull and the surrounding Area.
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HPLA is happy to announce that the Portull Group has successfully achieved it’s IASME Governance, Cyber Essentials and GDPR accreditation.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks an...

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Port Operatives needed
Applicants must have at least 1 year experience within the Ports Industry.

Rates range from £9.15 to £13.15 dependant on role and shift allocated.

Training will be provided for proven candidates on various heavy machinery. Transport to be provided to locations outside of ...

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In the space of less than a month at the start of 1968, 58 fishermen based in the English port of Hull lost their lives in three separate trawler sinkings.

"I am going over. We are laying over. Help me. I'm going over," skipper Phil Gay pleaded in a final, desperate message from the Ross Clevela...

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Philip Larkin - 1961
' By the time Larkin arrived, ten years after the war had ended . . . Hull was dispirited and run down, several of the big docks in the city centre were empty or filled in and the commercial future was uncertain. Amongst the ruins, people had to be grateful for small mercies ...

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A hidden Gem located on Alexandra Dock right next to the Siemens complex. Unfortunately this can only be viewed with the permission of ABP but if you get the chance its worth a visit.
One of the few remaining Steam Cranes built in 1886 by James Taylor & Co - Birkenhead. The Crane played a crucial...

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Deep within the Realms of the Portull/HPLA Training centre premises lies a long-forgotten relic from the war.Underneath the building lies a series of unexplored tunnels.Walking into the warehouse you come across a strange feature in the floor.Removing a large steel grating to be greeted by a narr...

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a year ago
HPLA is one of the most competitive suppliers of temporary labour in the area. Specialising in Ports and Warehousing. HPLA offers some of the most competitive rates for the supply of fully trained operatives covering most roles within the industry.
- Steven O

HPLA - Humber Personnel Labour Agency

HPLA is a long standing supplier of Temporary workers to the ports and Warehousing industry established in 2003. With its close connections to Portull Training Services and its ties with local unemployment schemes and colleges we have a substantial database of potential employee's.
HPLA is committed in providing bespoke operators and labourers with operatives coming to a site already trained and fully enabled to commence work. We pride ourselves in upskilling key employees and investing in our workforce to enable them the skills to complement any workforce we contribute to.
We have a core of extremely experienced operatives who in many fields can offer operational advice and show a flexibility unheard of in many other resource providers.
Services offered -
Cargo Securing - 30 years experience in lashing and securing all types of cargo all over the world.
Stevedoring - Multi-skilled workforce specialising in vessel and land work on the ports. Crane Operatives, Shovels, Flts, Reachstackers, sideloaders, Reach Trucks, Lashers, Deckmen, Hoppers, Cleaners, Clamp, Combi, Tug, Toplift, Bobcat.
HPLA also offer a comprehensive Berthing and Mooring team who are available 24 hours a day who are available for the smaller vessels as well as the larger container/bulks/ferry vessels.

Our Services. 
Humber Personnel Labour Agency – HPLA specialises in providing resource to the Ports and Warehousing industry ranging from proving the lesser established skills such as Banksmen and Lashers to the more critical roles such as crane drivers and Reach stackers, tugs, flts etc. HPLA has a long standing relationship with the Ports providing berthing and mooring to a number of customers on request. With its key Position under the Portull umbrella HPLA has access to Portull Training services and is able to utilise its trainers and equipment to the full capacity enabling HPLA to upskill its operatives to nationally recognised certification constantly providing a service which is unmatched as far as provision of experienced and trained operatives.  

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HPLA is happy to announce that the Portull Group has successfully achieved it’s IASME Governance, Cyber Essentials and GDPR accreditation.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
It is the UK Government’s answer to a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, protecting you from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification also enables organisations HPLA / Portull to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.

HPLA Services for Clients. 
HPLA prides itself on providing operatives to a site fully inducted and trained with the necessary PPE to cover roles requested via its clients. With its Fleet of 11 vehicles on site transport is provided to area’s outside of the local area. -With a strong core of many experienced operatives a shadowing and training process is in place to ensure that all operatives are at a suitable level to conduct the duties assigned. -24 Hours on-call 7 days a week is provided for the customer which gives the customer access to a large number of fully flexible operatives who can arrive on site with short notice depending on availability. -HPLA has an experienced back office staff dealing with labour allocation, Invoices and wages and administrating the training making sure the transaction from initial enquiry to boots on the floor is a smooth and clear transition. -We are able to offer consultancy looking at a clients operation and giving advice on efficiency and cost effectiveness utilising their own workforce and HPLA’S employees to the full capacity.   

Join Our Team 
HPLA are constantly looking to place and utilise operatives in many roles. We have a number of means of employment we are able to utilise. Methods of Contact – -Drop in – We are able to take drop-ins occasionally and speak with the people in person at times. This may not always be feasible so it is usually advised to ring ahead to make sure of availability. -Agency on-call number – 07875 648270, this number is available 24 hours a day and can be text as well as available for voice call. -Office number – 01482 221233, this number is available Mon-Fri 0800-1600 -Vacancies advertised – HPLA advertise regularly on local job sites and at Job Centre. Always happy to keep C.V’s on file if a specific role is not necessarily suited we can keep a person’s records until a vacancy arises that is more suitable. C.V’s can be sent directly to     

Vacancies available – 
We specialise in the Ports industry with a number of large contracts which operatives are allocated to on request and moved to different sites depending on demand. HPLA also cover a large number of clients Berthing requirements and warehousing roles which training is often provided for.   

Port Operative. 
Port Operatives (Experience needed)
HPLA are currently recruiting for a number of Port Operatives to cover positions across a number of Ports who are flexible and willing to travel to locations outside of Hull when required. Shifts are flexible and dependent on shipping demands. 
Humber Personnel Labour Agency – HPLA Hull and Surrounding Areas £9.35 – 13.15 an hour Applicants must have at least 1 year experience within the Ports Industry. 
Rates of pay range from £9.35 to £13.15 dependant on role and shift allocated. Training will be provided for proven candidates on various heavy machinery utilising our existing training team at Portull Training Services. 
Transport to be provided to locations outside of Hull. Proven time served operatives will be placed on weekly Salary after an initial period For immediate Start. Existing Plant operatives will be prioritised.    

Job Vacancy
HPLA are currently recruiting for operatives to cover
1400-2200 shift for an established manufacturer based in Howden.
Reach Truck or LLOP operators preferred.
Must have own means of Transport and flexible to work overtime at Weekend when required.
This is a temporary contract running until November but full time positions may be offered to the proven candidate.
Excellent rates of pay working for the UK's number 1 trader in its specialised field.

Please message or contact HPLA at -
or via Mobile 07957 190549

HPLA being part of the Portull Group give HPLA the unique opportunity to provide training at cost to an operatives and clients needs with Nationally recognised certification at the Award Winning Portull Training Centre. Upskilling is provided as necessary to a customers demands and often provided to time served operatives who show initiative and promise to enable them to reach their potential. Depending on the role assigned a period of shadowing is assigned to every operative employed to make sure they are comfortable with the role and the client is happy to go forward utilising the operative.   

Client – 
What notice period do we have to give when ordering operatives ? 
We generally work with 24 hours notice for up to 5 operatives but if you require larger number we will require at least 4-7 days notice. Currently HPLA have in employment 100+ operatives on flexible contracts.   

What are the charge Rates ? 
The rates are discussed and set in place at the commencement of labour provision. Training, PPE, location, Skills and shifts required are all taken in consideration when charge rates are discussed.   

How are operatives transported to site ?
Socially distanced busses and Cars are available for all our operatives outside of Hull   

How do I contact the business outside of office hours? 
We have a 24 hour on-Call service to deal with any issues that may arise.   

Is PPE Provided? 
All PPE is provided with HPLA logos to clearly identify the operatives.   

Employee - 
What is the salary? 
Port Operative salaries range from £9.35 – £13.35 depending on shift and location and role allocated. Warehouse roles are dependent on the client involved and typically range from £9.35 to £20.00+   

Is PPE Provided? 
All PPE is provided.  

How do I get to location if it is outside of Hull and I have no transport? 
We have a fleet of cars and drivers capable of transporting operatives to and from the place of work.   

Will I have to pay for training? 
All training is provided for using our Award winning training centre at Portull Training. The training is done via cost to the agency.  


Contact Us 
Address – HPLA, Unit 1, Trackside Business Park, Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, East Yorkshire HU3 5EN 
Mobile Phone – 07875 648270 
Office – 01482 221233 
E-Mail - 


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Unit 1 Trackside Business Park
261 Hawthorn Avenue
United Kingdom

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