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Careers at the PLA

Working Here

We look after navigational safety on the tidal Thames. We oversee port, passenger and freight operations on the river, as well as watersports events.

Our employees boast a wealth of experience and the vision of a vibrant, safe and sustainable river.

If you share our vision, why not join us on our mission to become a leading harbour and pilotage authority - safe, sustainable and accountable.
Find your next opportunity with the PLA.
We foster the next generation: Find out about the journey of our apprentices and how apprenticeships can advance careers on the Thames.
Anchored around four objectives – recruit and develop, engage, value and staying safe and healthy – the strategy is supported by a twenty-point action plan.
Our Pilots operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and, at times in challenging conditions, working to keep trade flowing.
Find out about what happens on the tidal River Thames, the work of the Port of London Authority and our people.
We've joined with partners to create the UK's first inland waterway continuing professional development programme.
Use our contact form to find out more.