A new trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in express delivery companies has been given the green light by BIS. The Institute of Couriers submitted the application for the standard earlier this year in light of increasing demands on the e-retail sector. The newly-approved apprenticeship model will take the form of a five year course, beginning with management CPC or Fors practitioner workshops, evolving into part time study with a university. Institutes involved include Manchester Metropolitan University, University of West London […]
Same day courier service CitySprint has taken on former Royal Mail regional manager Craig Eddy as director of operations.
CitySprint has acquired all operations at Woking-based Eagle Express Worldwide Couriers. Its same-day, international and UK overnight operations were acquired by CitySprint on 8 December, taking its network to 35 depots and 2,000 couriers. It will be transferred over to the CitySprint brand later this month. CitySprint said the transition will be seamless for Eagle Express’ customers and it will continue to be serviced by the same staff at the same depot in Old Woking. Chief executive Patrick Gallagher said: […]
DPD plans to offer consumers more delivery options to reduce the number of failed delivery attempts, following an upgrade to its Predict service. The service was launched in 2012 and notifies consumers of a one-hour slot when they can expect their parcel to be delivered. The upgrade will notify recipients the evening before delivery and allow them to choose one of five delivery options. These include changing the delivery day, deliver to neighbour, deliver to safe place, collect from nearest […]