ASSOCIATED British Ports has recruited surveyors from Hampshire to fill vacancies in Southampton, the Humber and the North West.

It was looking for high quality staff with a good knowledge of survey techniques and modern equipment.

Leading the team at Southampton is Maik Weidt, appointed port hydrographer. He will manage a team of three, carrying out survey work to ensure safe depths at the port. Also joining Maik is Becky Hampshire, who completed a master’s degree in oceanography at the University of Southampton.

Another graduate from Southampton University joining ABP is Naomi Hyland, who completed a master’s degree in marine resource management and will work at the port of Barrow in the north west.