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.

Firms are needed to run their own Think Logistics workshops in local areas for students, as well as forge links with colleges participating in five new Career Academies being rolled out nationally from September.

The UK's first logistics Career Academy launched at West Derby School last year, with £50,000 in Edge funding subsequently secured to expand the scheme nationally.

“We would like to share the benefits associated with being a member of Local Advisory Boards in schools and colleges where providing mentors and internships help us all to build a talent pipeline into logistics companies,” said Neil Caldwell, Think Logistics project manager at Career Academies UK.

The Think Logistics quarterly steering group meeting will also be held on Tuesday 28 April during Multimodal.

A host of supporting logistics firms will be on the stand throughout the show to provide information on how to get involved in the scheme. These include Abbey Logistics, Matthew Kibble Transport, Bibby Distribution, Brian Yeardley Continental, Merseytravel,  PD Ports, Eddie Stobart and Cast UK.

Pictured: Think Logistics founder Steve Granite, MD at Abbey Logistics, holding a workshop.

  • Multimodal takes place at the Birmingham NEC on 28-30 April.