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More businesses sign up for the Discover Logistics Careers campaign
Several businesses have now signed up to Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign, ranging from Aldi, the discount grocery chain, to RTITB, the standards setting body for workplace transport training.
Running from 29 October to 1 November 2021, the campaign is urging logistics businesses across the UK to open their doors and invite local people into their businesses to talk about the jobs they offer.
One Logistics UK member that can clearly see the benefit of signing up for the campaign is the international freight forwarder business Yusen Logistics.
Gary Jackson, Head of HR Business Support at Yusen Logistics, said: “At Yusen Logistics, we are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to fill operational, support and management roles in our contract logistics and international freight forwarding business. Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers campaign offers us the perfect opportunity to showcase the range of roles we have available in our global supply chain business.”
As well as being publicised by the Sun on Sunday newspaper, the campaign is also supported by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Logistics UK briefed hundreds of Jobcentre managers across the UK about the campaign earlier this week, to encourage them to highlight the weekend event to potential applicants.
Employment Minister Mims Davies MP said: “Through our Plan for Jobs and in Jobcentres up and down the country, we’re supporting jobseekers to develop the skills and qualifications they need to take up these roles.”
Kevin Green, Marketing and Communications Director, Logistics UK, said: “Given the well-publicised shortage of HGV drivers and other hard-to-fill roles in the logistics sector, the Discover Logistics Careers weekend is an excellent opportunity for industry to help itself. With the Sun on Sunday and Department for Work and Pensions on board to help publicise our industry campaign, this is a rare chance to showcase the full range of logistics-related opportunities available within your business.”
If you would like to get involved in our Discover Logistics Careers weekend, please visit the link below and log in to register your interest.
Published On: 30/09/2021 16:00:58
CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE FRINGE EVENT
Logistics UK will be hosting a fringe event at this year’s Conservative Party Conference on Monday 4 October 2021. Entitled Driving the economy: what’s the future for ‘lower skilled’ workers?, the session will feature Alex Burghart MP, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy, Logistics UK and Steve Granite, Chair and Founder of Think Logistics. Online viewers will be able to watch the session live (for free) at 3pm on Monday via https://youtu.be/Xzv-6UmZhfU.