The logistics industry needs to learn lessons from construction and target its recruitment drive on black and ethnic minorities (BAME) if it is to find the 1.2 million new recruits it needs, according to Ian Nichol, head of logistics and lead on Think Logistics and Think Build projects at Career Ready UK. Formed in 2002, Career Ready is a UK-wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people. It is working […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]
Shown here are the first two drivers to have gained C+E entitlement via an HGV driver upgrade scheme at Meachers Global Logistics.
Whatever form Brexit takes, the skills crisis facing the logistics industry is only going to get worse and the industry will be forced to invest in more automation, the president of the FTA Leigh Pomlett told the annual FTA Logistics Awards dinner last night (December 13).