A trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in the parcel courier sector has been submitted to BIS by the Institute of Couriers (Ioc) in light of the e-retail boom and upcoming apprenticeship levy. The newly proposed apprenticeship would train managers to plan and manage the final-mile delivery of goods and packages. If approved the degree level qualification, submitted in association with the universities of Derby and West London and officially known as the express delivery management apprenticeship, will run alongside a […]
Deutsche Post DHL’s purchase of UK Mail has completed, meaning the postal operator is now fully owned by the German company.
Royal Mail has received approval to revamp its final mile delivery service, and will roll out its Delivery to Neighbour initiative next week. It has received regulatory approval from Ofcom to launch the programme on Monday 1 October, allowing the firm to deliver large items or items that require a signature to a neighbouring address if no one is home to receive them. Until now it was the only major delivery company in the UK who did not offer the […]