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. The operator welcomed plans announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the budget last week to halve SMEs’ contributions towards apprenticeships to 5%. Dan Cook, Europa Worldwide operations director (pictured), said the company, which employs 750 staff across 14 sites in the UK, plans to recruit more apprentices […]
Operators attending Multimodal next week are urged to head over to Think Logistics’ stand, 622, to find out how they can get involved with promoting the sector to young people and assist with the launch of a series of logistics-themed Career Academies later this year.
Andrew Baxter, MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has said that the international groupage specialist “feels like a different business” just two years after he acquired a 90% stake in the Dartford-based operator.
XPO Logistics has appointed Patrick Oestreich as senior vice president of the firm’s European strategic sales team.