Insights Key challenges facing logistics today - Attracting talent for the future
16 August 2018

Key challenges facing logistics today - Attracting talent for the future

Freight forwarding Apprentice at work

In this era of low unemployment, recruiting and retaining affordable staff with the right skills is a challenge often reported by the freight industry. Increasingly operators are choosing to hire and develop apprentices as a way of guaranteeing the long term success of their business.

The world of apprenticeships has changed radically in the past year, opening up opportunities for small and large employers, as well as young people keen to gain real-world skills and experience. But it isn’t always easy to navigate the system, find out what funding is available, or where to go for advice.

Working in partnership with British International Freight Association (BIFA), director of Outsource Training and Development Nichola Hay has produced a simple guide to how it works in England. Read the Apprenticeship Guide for SME’s.

Outsource Training and Development is one of the UK’s leading apprenticeship providers with clients including British Airways, Associated Air Services and Channel 4. From aviation and logistics to marketing and leadership, Outsource provides tailored apprenticeship services to the freight sector and many other industries.

To find out more about apprenticeships, or to register your interest in attending a future BIFA and Outsource briefing events, contact director Nichola Hay on 08455 199 455