The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees. The government itself has a target of 20% of entrants to the engineering and technical apprenticeships to be female of BAME, and said in its response to a Transport Committee skills report that it would consider extending this to the road transport industry. It added: “We will challenge the sector to set itself a similar target for the new Logistics Trailblazer apprenticeships […]
It is impossible to stop the migrant problem at Calais, only a co-ordinated effort to address the issue at source will bring respite to hauliers crossing The Channel, Eurotunnel has said.
The logistics sector’s Trailblazer apprentice scheme standards have been completed and sent for approval to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
The government must avoid any “distraction or dilution” from the trailblazer apprenticeships as the April 2017 start date approaches, the RHA has said.