Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Road Haulage and Freight and Forwarding Experts Back Logistics Employment Incentive

SfL Events Aimed at Schools and Colleges to Promote the Industry
Shipping News Feature

UK – Skills for Logistics (SfL), the skills council for the freight logistics and wholesaling sector, has invited schools, colleges and universities as well as logistics employers and training providers to attend the ‘Breakfast with Logistics’ events, being held at the Novotel Milton Keynes on May 15 and the Novotel Coventry on May 23. SfL partners include a full house of the best expertise in the British logistics supply chain with the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR) all associated with the programme.

The free to attend, ‘trade-fair style’ events will feature table-top displays focusing on various Skills for Logistics programmes, giving the perfect opportunity to discuss their benefits with experts and arrange one to one meetings. Delegates will also get a chance to win an iPad.

A highlight programme will be the Logistics Locker, a new web site being launched by Skills for Logistics to help employers, schools and colleges to engage with each other. Other featured SfL schemes include the Professional Development Stairway, Labour Market Intelligence, the Skills Calculator, Mentoring and the Job Club. Delegates must re-register. Susan Chapman, Programme Manager at Skills for Logistics, said:

“The Logistics Industry needs new blood and Breakfast with Logistics is a great way to explain how we can help employers start recruits at entry level and then develop them in their own way. We also look forward to discussing with visitors from schools and colleges, the ways in which we can convey to pupils seeking careers how great the Logistics Industry is to work in, the career path open to recruits and the willingness of employers to develop talent.”

At both events, registration opens at 08:00 with breakfast available at 08:30. Paul Brooks, Chairman of Skills for Logistics, will launch proceedings with a presentation at 09:00 and between the morning’s networking periods, Toni Eastwood, founder of Beyond 2030, will provide a second presentation at 11:00. The event will close at 12.30. For more information about either event, email roadshows@skillsforlogistics.org