Skills for Logistics (SfL) is looking to launch new Occupational Craft Skills Groups, this time focusing on specific markets, such as waste operations and pharmaceutical.The move comes after the sector skills council created nine groups last year covering general areas such as driving, warehousing and fleet management, all headed by senior representatives of each sector’s relevant trade association. SfL is looking to set up new groups in waste operations because it is a significant area in terms of the number […]
Between now until 2017 the logistics sector will need to find half a million recruits, simply to replace those forecast to leave the sector due to retirement. Put another way, this equates to replacing a fifth of the logistics sector’s current workforce, a considerable challenge by any measure. Last month’s launch of the Occupational Craft Skills Groups by Skills for Logistics (SfL) in London is the latest attempt to reconnect the provision of skills with the grassroots needs of employers, and play […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) is to launch a voluntary accreditation scheme for Driver CPC training providers in a bid to drive up standards within the road transport sector. SfL hopes its new scheme will “sharpen up” the quality of training currently on offer to candidates and make it more relevant to operator’s needs.
Up to 150 operators believed to be operating illegally in the London waste sector are to be targeted in a joint operation between the DVSA, Environment Agency (EA) and the Met Police.