Sector skills shortage ‘a ticking timebomb’


Changing the perception of logistics and overhauling recruitment strategies is crucial to tackling labour shortages and stopping the “ticking timebomb” of a devastating skills shortage, according to the FTA. Recent research by Talent in Logistics found just 8% of young people consider the industry to be an attractive career option and 42% did not even know what logistics is. The FTA said businesses now anticipate 15% of their current HGV driver vacancies will go unfilled and this concern is mirrored […]