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BIFA and Think Logistics to deliver young talent

[ October 26, 2021   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has partnered with Think Logistics to inspire the next generation of talent to join the sector.
Governed by Career Ready, a UK-wide social mobility charity, Think Logistics works with schools and colleges to inspire and inform young people about the industry with a range of activities delivered by volunteers from the profession.

Career Ready provides young people with a range of workplace experiences and support, including paid internships, skills masterclasses, mentoring, insight sessions, and workplace visits.
The partnership will enable BIFA members to access local schools and colleges to promote the profession and builds on the work being undertaken by the trade association’s Young Forwarder Network. Career Ready and Think Logistics operations manager, Bethany Windsor, said:  “The partnership with BIFA has never been more important. The shortage of customs professionals, for example, represents a wonderful opportunity for young people to step into the sector and kick-start their careers. It’s absolutely vital that we share the great opportunities available in the sector for young people, for whom logistics is often a hidden sector. This partnership will help achieve this and we’re delighted to be working with BIFA to inspire the next generation of young talent.”
BIFA executive director and training development manager Carl Hobbis added: “Our partnership with Think Logistics is part of a campaign to encourage BIFA members to work with schools to promote careers in logistics, forwarding and the supply chain, and encourage students to consider them. This has seen us equip our members with an array of ideas to encourage them to promote careers within the freight and logistics sector to students in their local community.
“We look forward to collaborating with other trade associations to showcase the sector to young people collectively and get active members of the Young Forwarder Network involved around the country.”