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 […]
The 2015 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards recognise the talented women working in transport and logistics. The deadline to nominate a colleague, yourself, a friend or a peer for one of seven categories is 2 February, so to showcase your own achievements, or those of someone who deserves recognition, now is the time.
It has been 10 months since the government started taxing businesses with the apprenticeship levy. At the moment, only businesses with payrolls of more than £3m have access to the funding pot they are contributing to, but as the levy hits its one-year anniversary the gates should open to smaller hauliers who want funding for training new or existing staff.
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.