Pertemps develops military links

Logistics is an essential part of the military, with members being trained to a high standard of driving and maintenance, equipping soldiers with a trade for life. This is why logistics and transport companies can find great benefits from recruiting army leavers, not only as a way of managing the current driver shortage but as a way of closing the current skills gap.

Rail chief welcomes new training and development opportunities

Doncaster’s new National College for High Speed Rail is an “enormous opportunity for the whole rail industry”, according to the Chief Executive of Britain’s biggest rail freight company, DB Cargo.
DB Cargo, which is based in Carolina Way, Doncaster, just a stone’s throw away from the multi-million pound new college, employs more than 2,200 staff and transports everything from cereal to steel, as well as providing infrastructure services to Network Rail.
It Chief Executive, Hans-Georg Werner, said while the college has an important role

Eddie Stobart launches second Training Academy

Supply chain and logistics business Eddie Stobart is opening a new training facility in the Midlands. 
Following the launch of its previously in-house Training Academy last year, the Warrington-based company has announced it is opening a second state-of-the-art driving school later this month on the outskirts of Rugby in Crick, Northamptonshire. 
The developments mark the latest in a string of training initiatives from Eddie Stobart to help “raise standards and re-define the industry benchmark”.

Palletways apprenticeship scheme celebrates five year milestone

The Palletways UK apprenticeship scheme hit a five-year milestone in November. Since the programme began in Winter 2012, some 17 apprentices have entered the scheme with 11 moving to a permanent contract upon completion. Three apprentices are currently being trained.
When apprentices join, they receive comprehensive training and support so that young people have the chance to launch their career at Europe’s number one palletised freight network.

Vidu and Palletways announce free Driver CPC training offer

Vidu Recruitment has joined forces with Palletways Ltd to offer free CPC training to new drivers that take up jobs via Vidu Recruitment’s new, video-based recruitment platform.
The only condition attached to the paid-for CPC training offer is that those drivers who receive the backing remain employed by Palletways for at least 12 months after starting with the company.
“The chance to get paid and become CPC Driver trained at the same time is a unique offer, so if you’re a driver without up-to-date CPC training, search Vidu for jobs wit

Seven reasons to have qualified LGV and Lift Truck Instructors in-house

Many businesses question whether to outsource the training of LGV drivers and material handling equipment (MHE) operators, or have instructors in-house. In this article I want to explain some of the benefits of in-house instructors.

Repeatedly, we have seen in-house instructors boost the safety and efficiency of an operation, and provide a good return on investment. However, some employers remain unconvinced that training in-house instructors will add the benefit needed to cover the cost of training them.

So, what are the benefits?

Leading lights of the logistics sector recognised at the inaugural Talent in Logistics Awards

Shining and rising stars from the UK and Ireland logistics sector were recently acknowledged at the inaugural Talent in Logistics Awards.

The event, which was held at the Telford International Centre, was hosted by stand-up comedian and star of BBC One sitcom Not Going Out, Tim Vine.

As well as recognising those who train, lead and inspire frontline logistics and transport staff, the Talent in Logistics Awards also reward those who can often feel undervalued and unimportant in the workplace.

The winners were as follows:

LGV Awards

Handling or transporting dangerous goods?

Cargo Training International is one of the world’s leading dangerous goods training companies. Based at London’s Heathrow Airport with offices in in Houston, Texas, the company offers a range of  training courses in the UK and the US and conducts programmes on behalf of customers across the world.

Heathrow to create more than 500 new apprenticeships in 2017

Heathrow has pledged to recruit, train and develop 516 new apprentices in 2017 – up from 455 last year.

As one of the key economic drivers in West London and the Thames Valley, Heathrow supports one in five jobs in the local area.

Modal sets new standards for marine simulator training

A new £7 million marine training facility, equipped with state-of-the-art marine simulators, has opened at Immingham, on the south bank of the Humber.

Training provider Modal Training’s new facility includes a wide range of integrated Kongsberg ship, offshore vessel, engine and control room, HV, DP, radar and VTS simulators. The high-tech equipment features Kongsberg’s K-Sim full picture technology, which allows training to be provided on all vessel types from offshore vessels, tugs and tankers, to deep sea vessels and cruise liners.