Logistics UK's Skills and Employment Advice Hub

 

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Employment Opportunities for returning HGV drivers

 

Successful logistics is at the heart of every part of the UK’s economy, a sector which employs more than 2.5 million people across the UK. 

Yet for many, it is hidden from view, making it difficult to recruit the staff the industry needs.  With an ageing workforce, and many EU workers returning home after Brexit, it has never been more important to attract and retain new employees to the sector.

To help members to fill existing and new vacancies, Logistics UK’s skills and employment hub contains advice and information for employers and employees to assist in recruiting or becoming the next generation of employees to this vital sector.  

For those new to the logistics sector, it is vital that they see people role models like them succeeding in the industry. If you have any new employees who would make a great case study for our promotional work, please get in touch here.

Employment opportunities for returning HGV drivers

If you have an HGV licence and are looking re-join the sector, there are a significant number of opportunities currently available. 

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Food sector HGV driver Visas

Information regarding the temporary visas (T5) that are being made available by the Government for food sector HGV (class 1 and class 2/C and C+E) drivers to ease supply chain issues.

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Logistics Training

Logistics UK offers a wide range of training courses to support the logistics industry, from Transport Manager CPC and Driver CPC, to dangerous goods and aviation security courses, managing transport operations, passenger operations and technical training. 

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Discover Logistics Careers

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.

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Funding and support for accessing logistics skills

Read our guide for employers on Funding and support for accessing logistics skills.

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Useful links and notable dates

From information regarding further education courses, to job boards, we've gathered a list of useful information and dates for anyone across the sector. 

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Skills and Employment Report

Produced by Logistics UK this report contains unique insights on the trends in skills and employment in the logistics sector, based on bespoke analysis which no other organisation publishes.

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The Workforce Logistics Needs

An outline of what Logistics UK is campaigning for.

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Employment Action Group

The Employment Action Group focuses on employment and skills policy. 

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Access to Logistics Skills Funding Webinar

Logistics UK, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Department for Education (DfE) ran a member briefing about potential routes available for operators to recruit and train for key logistics roles and HGV drivers in particular. This webinar is now available to watch. 

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How to use the Apprenticeship Levy Webinar Recording

With the new LGV Driver Apprenticeship launching on 1 August, now is the perfect time to learn more about the Apprenticeship system. You can now watch the recording of our free webinar that provided a briefing on how to make use of Levy funds. 

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Logistics UK’s Member to Member Forum

Logistics UK has set up this forum for you to connect with the wider logistics network. Join discussions and share your views on a range of topics, including skills and employment in the sector. 

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Member Advice Centre

Logistics UK’s Member Advice Centre (MAC) is a telephone service for Logistics UK members that provides access to our transport advisors.

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Feedback from our members

Vey informative meetings well structured and relevant to all attendees.

Logistics UK Member

I just wanted to say how impressed I’ve been with your communication during the coronavirus pandemic; a lot of organisations could learn from your example. I’ve picked up on a number of issues in your updates that have helped us to keep on top of things at this challenging time, so thank you.

Ian Foot

Limagrain Field Seeds, Wheat Quality Manager and Woolpit Site Manager

Limagrain UK

Your feedback matters

Businesses will have many questions about how the coronavirus pandemic may impact on their operations. Logistics UK is supporting the vital work of the logistics sector by gathering issues, questions and intelligence to feed into our regular discussions as we speak on behalf of logistics to government.

Please use our online form to share your feedback.

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