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 chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) is to begin the process of a creditors’ voluntary liquidation to wind-up its operation.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry. SfL has been awarded £1.4m from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to attract up to 1,000 people leaving the services into a job within logistics. Through its Military Transitions to Logistics programme, SfL will provide a specific route into the sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel. Mick Jackson, chief executive of SfL, said: “The sector has a requirement […]