Future Skills Category Criteria
► The entry must be focused on a logistics operation but can be submitted in association with partners (charities, not-for-profits organisations, colleges,schools,universities, private training providers).
► Submit clear evidence of a scheme which will develop the next generation of logistics operators.
►Detailed description of an operation which has invested in/supported/sponsored an apprenticeship scheme/ graduate scheme/ employer-led training programme/ education project/event which has/will contribute to the development of future skills within logistics.
►Industry-led initiatives which have taken ownership of the local skills market. Evidence of effective engagement at a local level to reach out into schools, colleges and communities to strengthen the sector’s image and attract new talent.
► Evidence of how a company has actively encouraged a diverse and inclusive future logistics workforce.
► Please include where possible, the following figures: Number of apprentice/graduate/ internship places offered. Number of apprentices/graduates/school leavers employed. Number of schools engaged, young people and teachers influenced.
► A company which can show clear evidence of a career framework developed for new starters.
The category judge of the Future Skills Award is John Lewis' head of operations, John Munnelly. John says: " In a world of digitisation many more businesses are putting their operations at the heart of their supply chains, rather than seeing the function as a neccessary evil, however, the industry is facing a famine of up and coming talent. It is imperative therefore that we recognise businesses who are tackling this problem head on, thereby encouraging others to raise the profile of logistics, nurturing and rewarding young talent."
The Unipart Group - Future Skills Category Sponsor
The Unipart Group employs more than 8,000 personnel worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than £1billion. It is a leading UK manufacturer, full service logistics provider and consultant in operational excellence. Operating across a range of market sectors, including automotive, leisure, manufacturing, mobile telecoms, rail, retail and technology, Unipart offers a breadth of services from third party logistics to expert consultancy.
Download the official entry guide here. Deadline for entries: 13 May 2016.
Venue: The Vox Centre, Resorts World Birmingham
Date: Thursday the 15th of September 2016
Price: Table of ten £2,295 + VAT (earlybird price £2,065.50 + VAT valid until 3 June 2016)
Contact: [email protected] or call 020 7017 7122
Unipart Group is the official sponsor of the SHD Logistics Awards' Future Skills category, which aims to recognise outstanding initiatives that will develop the next generation of logisticians. Does your training/apprenticeship/graduate scheme fit the criteria below?