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 […]
Government plans to cut the cost of apprenticeship training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are welcome but more needs to be done to address the skills shortage, according to Europa Worldwide Group.
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has started the roll-out of its Logistics Guild and revealed it will be free to join. The modern day guild, which MT revealed had secured funding last month (17 September), is described as “a member network run by members”. It is intended to meet the development needs of the 2.4 million people that work in logistics. “The guild will build the self-esteem of many workers in the sector and improve its image,” SfL chief executive Mick […]
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 […]