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Employment minister Mims Davies heaped praise on the warehousing sector last week during a visit to International Logistics Group and called on people to join what she described as a “brilliant sector.”

The visit to ILG’s East Grinstead site, which coincided with the Department of Work & Pensions’  announcement of the latest jobs figures, was initiated by the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) chief executive Clare Bottle.

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During her tour of the warehouse, the MP (pictured centre) spoke with employees who had joined as apprentices or been through the Government’s Kickstart scheme.

She said: “It’s been brilliant to hear all about warehousing and logistics, and what a great career it can be. There are incredible roles across the sector – you’re helping the UK economy every single day, making sure the products people need arrive in their homes. To those thinking about joining this brilliant sector, I’d say talk to people in it, talk to UK Warehousing Association and you’ll find it’s a great place to be.”

Commenting on the minister’s visit, Clare Bottle said, “It was fantastic to hear the genuine interest in warehousing from Mims Davies and her passion for helping young people into work.”