Logistics UK hosts work experience for Mount Camphill Community students
Friday 31 December 2021
Tunbridge Wells based organisation, Logistics UK – one of the UK’s biggest business groups – welcomed students from The Mount Camphill Community, a college and cohousing community based in Wadhurst which specialises in a craft and movement curriculum as well as teaching independent life skills and providing internal and external work experience to young adults with special educational needs, for a four-week work experience placement within its busy human resources (HR) team in November and December 2021.
During their placement, the students assisted the HR team with a variety of tasks, including recruitment archiving, which required a keen eye for detail, something which the students excelled at. Poppy Higson, Resourcing Advisor at Logistics UK, comments: “The students have been an absolute delight to have with us: in addition to providing the HR team with valuable support, their friendliness and enthusiasm have brought joy into our offices. The Mount Camphill Community has been great to work with and we hope to start building a long-term relationship with their students and tutors, rolling out the work experience to other departments at Logistics UK which have opportunities available.”
Gemma Sherry, Work Experience Coordinator at The Mount Camphill Community, comments: “We are very grateful to Logistics UK for providing this valuable and meaningful work experience placement. The opportunity for our students to work in a real-world setting is wonderful and our students have benefited tremendously from meeting and working with the HR team. They have told everyone at college about their time with Logistics UK and would be very keen to return in the New Year.”
Logistics UK 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.