Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Freight Forwarding Group Welcomes Latest Tranche of Logistics Apprentices

One More Position Still to be Filled in UK Company Scheme
Shipping News Feature

UK – In 2010 Schenker Limited, the British arm of freight forwarding group DB Schenker Logistics started its first National Apprenticeship programme and today, October 22, following the success of a first three groups, the company officially welcomed thirteen more young people as its latest intake, with one more vacant position still to be filled.

While gaining experience in their local branch the young talents will also attend internal DB Schenker training courses, visit other branches, working in different disciplines to their own and undertake a business improvement project. Each apprentice is expected to identify an area of the business which they think can be improved and make suggestions about how this can be achieved.

At the conclusion of the programme the apprentices will have completed extensive training and gained a full appreciation of the DB Schenker organisation and Helgi Ingolfsson, CEO of Schenker Ltd., observed:

“When we talk about sustainability, for me it means the long term vision of the company, therefore, it is vital that we have a platform to encourage young people to get into logistics. I am also really pleased that this is our largest intake and we have included warehouse positions as well this year. The apprentice programme is of paramount importance to us, they are the future of our company and the logistics industry.”

Photo: The candidates line up at their induction with CEO Helgi Ingolfsson (3rd from left).