The Workforce Logistics Needs
With restricted access to non-UK workers and limited funding for training, Logistics UK are campaigning for the Apprenticeship Levy to become a Skills Levy, funding all quality vocational training and making schemes accessible for part time and self-employed to upskill.
Automation within logistics will change workforce requirements but HGV drivers will remain core to businesses for many years yet. Bringing in a more diverse workforce will be key to logistics future success.
2.5 million people work within logistics
33% of workforce set to retire
59,000 HGV drivers needed
What is Logistics UK campaigning for?
Logistics UK has four priorities for The Workforce Logistics Needs:
Skills Levy to replace Apprenticeship Levy, allowing all quality vocational training to be funded
Future access to non-UK workers without salary or qualification restrictions
Better careers provision within schools
Development of suitable apprenticeships and logistics T-Level
Head of Skills and Welsh Policy