The largest private employer on the coast of Paraná, TCP has 56 apprentices working in more than 15 sectors

This Wednesday, April 24, is International Young Workers’ Day – also known as Young Apprentices’ Day – a date established by the International Labor Organization (ILO) with the aim of highlighting the importance of introducing young people into the labor market. To mark the date, TCP, the company that manages the Paranaguá Container Terminal, held a talk entitled “Let’s talk about career development and growth?”, with the support of the NGO Gerar, a partner institution in the implementation of the Legal Apprentice Program, which provides theoretical training for apprentices.

The talk was aimed at the 56 apprentices who are now part of the team of more than 1,500 employees at the Terminal, the largest private employer on the coast of Paraná. TCP’s human resources manager, Washington Renan Bohnn, points out that “for TCP, it is extremely positive to invest in training apprentices, because as soon as internal opportunities for permanent employment arise, we give preference to hiring this staff. We believe that the future talents who will drive Paranaguá’s economic growth are here, and just need opportunity, encouragement and support to build their future”.

In the last five years, 107 young apprentices have been promoted to positions as helpers and assistants at the Terminal, and Eduarda Alves Marcelino, 25, is one of these examples of success. Hired as an apprentice in 2017, she was promoted two years later to the position of billing assistant and, in 2022, she won a new position as HR analyst, now working in employee training and development. “The experience as an apprentice prepared me for my growth, as I had great professionals who taught me from scratch, and in practice, how to carry out the activities I do today. All the training and guidance I received at TCP has certainly boosted my career and given me direction,” he says.

Lucas da Graça Santos Teixeira, 19, a civil engineering student, joined TCP 11 months ago as a young apprentice in the operations planning and control sector, and is responsible for helping to control schedules and for providing training and education for operators. “The Terminal’s apprenticeship program has been crucial to my professional growth, especially in the area I work in, which I had never had contact with before,” he explains.

With rights to salary, transport vouchers, 13th salary, health insurance and paid vacations, TCP’s apprenticeship program has open positions. Just visit to check out the opportunities available.

Isabelle Veloso Sousa