DPD looks to hire and retain the best people in the delivery industry and offers a diverse range of apprenticeships in its UK-wide network. DPD’s award entry highlighted the difference its apprenticeship programme makes, including to young people with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities) through Inspire – its inclusivity programme for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Anyone joining DPD through Inspire is given clear progression through work experience, supported internships and inclusive apprenticeship before achieving a substantive post. The […]
DPD research has revealed that three-quarters (73%) of Brits have ditched their online shop at checkout stage due to restrictive or expensive delivery options. Around 40% of shoppers complained that they are not generally offered a free delivery option, despite the fact this is the preferred choice for three-quarters of consumers. However, a quarter (26%) of shoppers would opt for timed delivery slots above a free service. Dwain McDonald, DPD chief executive, says: “Online cart abandonment costs e-tailers millions of […]
In 2019 Bibby Distribution had its safest year on record as a result of the cultural shift that has instilled ‘safety first’. Bibby’s 2019 achievements included reducing accidents by a third and recording its lowest-ever number of lost-time and reportable incidents. While the target reduction was 10%, reportable incidents were actually reduced by 36% and lost-time accidents by 39%. A manual handling training course was completed by 70 trainers and incidents were down 10%. Slips, trips and falls have reduced […]
DPD has announced 6,000 new UK jobs and a major infrastructure investment in response to the “unprecedented boom in online shopping” caused by Covid-19.