Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA) has launched an Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) Level 4 Certificate in managing logistics operations, aimed at developing the skills of junior armed forces personnel. Designed as a stepping-stone to a Foundation Degree in Logistics at the University of Lincoln for members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force with the rank of corporal or below, the programme is also available to the wider public. It focuses on providing essential leadership and […]
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 […]
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 […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.