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 […]
Skills shortages is a constant theme for the logistics sector that was tackled on day two of the virtual Commercial Motor Show.
SP Training has welcomed plans to include acquisition of the Category C+E HGV licence within the apprenticeship standard.
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]