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. The sector skills council said that while Jaupt has the mandate to ensure Driver CPC regulations are adhered to by training providers, meeting these requirements does not […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) is to close down, with the board considering placing the business into administration after pension deficit pressure and a struggle to replace lost government funding for skills initiatives.
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has praised Skills for Logistic’s (SfL) “innovative” new initiative to recruit armed forces personnel into the road transport sector. Speaking at the official launch of the Military Transitions to Logistics programme at London’s Imperial War Museum earlier this month, the minister added: “I’m delighted to be a part of it and wish it a huge success.” Hammond urged others within road transport to get involved with an initiative that hopes to entice 1,000 ex-services personnel into […]
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 […]