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 […]
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]
Royal Mail employs approximately 141,000 employees and needs a constant flow of new recruits to join the business at all levels. Nadine Kemp, senior people business partner – central logistics teams – at Royal Mail, is a big fan of the Think Logistics programme to get the message about career opportunities in logistics to students at schools and colleges.
Centrepiece of the Renault Trucks stand at ITT Hub in Farnborough this week was a new 26-tonne 6×2 tag axle low entry, high direct vision chassis cab for urban applications such as refuse collection where it is aimed squarely at existing players including Mercedes-Benz and Dennis.