XPO Logistics has announced a new partnership with Veterans into Logistics which aims to help military veterans gain employment in the logistics sector.

The UK charity will partner with XPO in a scheme aimed at helping qualified candidates train for HGV licences and prepare for employment.

As an official partner of Veterans into Logistics, XPO will help mentor veterans and service leavers who are interested in training for jobs in the sector. XPO drivers will share their experience with candidates and help them decide what type of role will suit them once they become a qualified truck driver.

Dan Myers, managing director of UK and Ireland at XPO Logistics, said, "Veterans are great team players, they know the power of pulling together to deliver results. Their sense of duty and passion are an inspiration and we are proud to support this fantastic programme."

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XPO has a history of helping men and women leaving the armed forces transition to new careers in the transport business. The company has recruiters trained in military culture who connect with veterans through targeted hiring events, customer partnerships and outreach programmes with armed forces organisations.

Veterans into Logistics is based in Manchester, with the mission of training ex-military personnel to succeed in meaningful careers in transport and logistics.