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BIFA sets out its stall for National Careers Week

[ March 3, 2022   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is supporting National Careers Week on 7-12 March with a series of events promoting careers in logistics.

It will start with an online seminar entitled ‘Ten Reasons To Consider a Career in Logistics’ at 13:00 on 7 March. BIFA executive director, Carl Hobbis, who is responsible for all elements of BIFA’s Freight and Customs training, will be joined by Kyle Lawrence, chair of the London East region of BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) – a networking group set-up for young people or those new to the industry – and finalist in 2018 for Apprentice of the Year in the BIFA Freight Service awards.   

In this interactive session, using Kahoot, Carl Hobbis will provide guidance to those considering a career in logistics, whilst Kyle will deliver the perspective of young people within the YFN about what they think of the industry since joining it.

Thursday 10 March at 15:30 will see BIFA’s latest Young Forwarder Network event taking place with guest speaker Sam Greenhalgh – vice president of sales Europe at Zencargo and host of industry podcast ‘What’s In The Box?’.

The week will culminate with a free one-hour online event on Friday 11 March at 14:00 during which James Billingham, a director of the Skills Office Network, will provide a comprehensive overview of how BIFA members can upskill their existing workforce by using apprenticeships and will show how they can help to resolve their ongoing skills shortages.

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