Maritime Transport has signed the Corporate Covenant, the document businesses use to pledge support to the armed forces. Maritime MD John Williams signed to offer service leavers employment where possible, at its Felixstowe head office. The operator employs military leavers across the UK. Williams said: “As a business we are benefitting from the skill and strong work ethic our service leavers are bringing to the workplace. “They learn the role fast in an environment where you need to think on […]
The popular Engineer in Court mock trial by jury returns at Derby University on 27 June, with the centrepiece ‘trial’ this year trying a case of corporate manslaughter following an insecure load falling from a vehicle. Society of Operations Engineers chief executive Nick Jones will this year don the judges’ wig and gown to oversee proceedings and a line up of top barristers including Michael Ponsonby, James Godden and a team from Backhouse Jones will cross examine witnesses. The court […]
Wincanton has won a five year contract with Rolls-Royce, which will see it store and transport generators for the UK armed forces. The firm will store the generators, which are used to power medical and communications equipment, at its shared user warehouse in Middleton, Greater Manchester. It will also pack the generators for global distribution. The contract will also see the firm perform audited maintenance checks on the equipment upon its return to the warehouse, ahead of returning to storage […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.