Logistics UK's response to government's announcements on skills and apprenticeships
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Speaking about today’s (29 September 2020) announcement, Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK said:
“Logistics UK is delighted to see that government has listened to the concerns of the sector and included flexible delivery for apprenticeships in its skills announcement today. It is vital that the logistics sector’s needs are prioritised in the same way as those of engineering, creative, technical and digital, if the economy is to “build back better”. This will ensure that goods and services can be moved freely by the most skilled workforce available, enabling business and industry to make the best possible recovery.”
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.