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Industry must take action

Industry must take action

Employers asked to tackle skills shortage facing the sector through the Think Logistics project.

Think Logistics is an initiative designed to address the skills shortage currently facing the logistics industry. The award winning project aims to raise the profile of the logistics industry with young people and increase their awareness of the career pathways available to them within the sector. We’re asking our readers – logistics operators – to take action today by contacting the Think Logistics team to find out how you can be involved.

Jim French, director of PD Portcentric Logistics at PD Ports, says: “Think Logistics is an excellent way to address the skills shortage in the logistics industry. The more support we can gain, the more of a real impact we can have. This programme gives you the opportunity to pass on some of your experience and knowledge to young people and help them in developing a career. You also get to meet with fellow employers and organisations in your area. By putting something back into your own industry it makes it even more rewarding.”

Students on the Think Logistics programme have access to a mentor from a logistics employer, access to workplaces and experiences of work within the sector and they receive masterclasses designed to give them the skills they need for career success. Think Logistics also hosts workshops in schools and colleges to introduce them to the world of logistics and the range of career paths available within the industry.  It is currently working with nine schools and colleges across the UK and aims to have 50 logistics centres established by 2018.

Contact Think Logistics project manager Neil Caldwell today to find out how you can help develop future skills in logistics on neil.caldwell@careerready.org.uk

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