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.
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Posted on: November 6th 2017
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?
Posted on: September 6th 2017
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:
Posted on: July 4th 2017
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.
Posted on: June 7th 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.
Posted on: March 31st 2017
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.
Posted on: March 31st 2017