Transport and storage is one of four UK sectors that is most at risk of losing jobs due to automation, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The institute’s Skills 2030 report looked at sectors with the highest potential for automation, drawing up a worst-case scenario for each. According to the IPPR’s analysis of the UK labour market, 58% of jobs in transport and storage, or 912,402 positions, are at risk of automation. The other three sectors most […]
The closing date for the 2015 FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards on the 2 February (at midnight) is upon us.
It’s fair to say FTA chief executive David Wells has got plenty on his plate right now. Not only is the logistics industry stuck squarely in the middle of Brexit, but a range of what he calls “other big disruptors” are making these increasingly challenging times for his members. However, as we sit down to talk, he quickly rejects the suggestion that the job he took on back in 2015 has turned into a bit of a headache. “It’s exciting,” […]
Tyre maker Bridgestone is training prisoners at HMP Feathestone to be truck tyre fitters to help equip them with the skills needed for a career in the industry after they complete their sentences.