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Logistics UK launches Discover Logistics Careers campaign


With its launch of a new nationwide initiative for its members, Logistics UK is taking action to highlight careers available across the sector, including both job vacancies and training schemes.

The Discover Logistics Careers weekend, running from 29 October to 1 November 2021, will encourage local outreach for logistics businesses nationwide and show potential employees the range of job opportunities which currently exist across the sector.

During the weekend, the business group is asking members to open their doors and invite local people into their businesses to talk about the jobs they offer, including the skills needed, the routes to employment, the vacancies they currently have, to offer ‘taster’ sessions of the sorts of things that are involved, to sign people up for work experience or to take job applications.

Logistics UK has secured the support of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which will be highlighting the events to all its visitors, and asking their careers coaches and other employment advisers to discuss the event and encourage consumer participation in it over the coming weeks. The business group is also on the verge of signing a major media partnership for the event, which will generate significant national coverage and help drive footfall.

Alex Veitch, General Manager – Public Policy, Logistics UK, said: “Logistics is very much a ‘hidden’ sector, until something happens to the supply chain and the same is often true of logistics businesses, which operate in communities without those around them understanding what they do, or what opportunities they offer.

“Our Discover Logistics Careers campaign aims to lift the lid on what it means to work in logistics and highlight the range of jobs on offer – but to do that, we need our members to get on board. So please have a think about what sort of event you are able to offer and sign up today.”

*www.logistics.org.uk/skills

Published On: 02/09/2021 16:00:24

 

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