Closing the skills gap the logistics industry faces is the responsibility of every operator, writes Think Logistics founder and Abbey Logistics group CEO Steve Granite. Think Logistics is the industry-led, not-for-profit project involving some of the UK’s best-known transport and logistics companies, and we are calling on all logistics companies to get behind the initiative in 2019. We need more support by operators offering internships or work placements to students, and introduce them to an exciting and rewarding career in […]
Stockton Riverside logistics apprenticeship programme shows what can be done when employers step up to the plate
Securing funding for logistics apprentices is only half the battle when it comes to solving the skills crisis – getting students and employers talking is also vital. Stockton Riverside College (SRC) on the south bank of the Tees believes that with its Logistics Academy it has created a successful collaborative model for others to follow.
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 […]
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.