A final mile delivery trailblazer apprenticeship was given the green light at the end of last year, backed by the Institute of Couriers (IoC). The level two apprenticeship will follow a year-long programme, training future final mile drivers , covering topics such as customer service, returns and failed deliveries. The scheme joins the other apprenticeships developed by the IoC last year, including a five-year programme to become an express delivery manager. IoC chairman Carl Lomas said the scheme was a […]
Apprenticeships could be the saviour of students facing cancelled examinations and dubious about higher education amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with one recruiter saying enquiries are on the increase.
The government has quashed hopes for a new HGV driving Trailblazer apprenticeship by rejecting the standards for a third time.
MT Awards 2020: XPO’s career ‘building block’ wins Apprenticeship of the Year sponsored by Total Lubricants
XPO Logistics arrived in the UK in 2015 when it acquired Norbert Dentressangle, which itself had earlier acquired Christian Salvesen and TDG. XPO UK and Ireland HR director Mark Simmons (pictured) joined Salvesen in 2005, so he has been through the full set of mergers and takeovers, including the latest, which saw XPO complete the acquisition of the majority of Kuehne+Nagel’s UK contract logistics business in January 2021. “It was satisfying to get that accomplished despite Covid and bring a […]