A free guide explaining how to access funding and support for employing HGV drivers is being offered to logistics firms. Produced by Logistics UK, with support from the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions, the guide gives information about schemes available to employers and how and where to apply for funding, including apprenticeships and traineeships. Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK policy director, said: “There is currently an acute issue with the recruitment and retention of roles […]
The ongoing threat of strike action at Royal Mail has encouraged many of its customers to switch to rival carriers, while growth in new contracts has slowed, the firm admitted in its half year results.
DHL Consumer Bawtry has awarded a contract for the management of both its temporary and permanent staffing requirements to recruitment specialist Milestone. The contract, worth approximately £8m a year, will see Milestone manage LGV drivers, fork lift truck drivers, warehouse operatives and administrative staff at Bawtry, Europe’s single largest multi-user warehousing and distribution site. Milestone has located ten of its specialist staff onsite to recruit, train and manage over 400 temporary workers that are required daily by the largest single employer in the Doncaster area. Adam Thompson, joint founder of Milestone, […]
Royal Mail has revealed that its UK operation saw a 2% year-on-year decline in turnover in the first quarter of its financial year, just a day after reports that the company submitted an objection to an ongoing Ofcom investigation into its pricing regulations emerged.