Major haulage firms will be present at Telford College next week to encourage and inspire job seekers to start a career in logistics.

Coinciding with the RHA’s National Lorry Week, local hauliers AJ Maiden, AR Richards, Dale Brothers and Kinaxia Logistics will attend the HGV jobs fair at the college’s Wellington campus to raise awareness of the industry.

Recruitment teams from Pertemps, Proactive Personnel and the National Careers Service will also be on hand to offer advice.

Aneeta Hazir, employer partnership manager at Telford College, said: “This unique and free networking event is open to both employers and individuals and is perfect for anyone considering a career in the logistics industry.

“It is aimed at anyone who has an HGV or fork lift truck licence – or who is working towards their qualifications. It’s very much a jobs fair for all things related to careers in driving and logistics.

“Not only will you have a chance to take a look inside some of the trucks which will be on display, there will also be lots of support from employers and recruitment agencies to give you tips and guidance for a wide variety of roles.”

Telford College works closely with employers and driver trainers through its sector-based work academy, designed to provide jobseekers with the skills required for driving goods vehicles.

Hazir added: “Companies remain very keen to fast-track new staff into the industry, so there will be some fabulous career opportunities available at this event next week.”

The event runs from 2pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 8 November.