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Big jump in trade apprentices

[ March 4, 2013   //   ]

Eddie Stobart's new apprenticesThere has been a surge in International Trade and Logistics Operations apprentices, according to provisional figures published by Skills for Logistics on 1 March. Some 200 trainees opted for this specialism in 2011/12, compared with only 60 in 2010/11.

However, they represent only a small proportion of total logistics-orientated apprenticeships in the UK, the SfL figures revealed. Figures released by the training body, ahead of National Apprenticeship Week on 11-15 March, show a total of 15,670 logistics oriented apprenticeship starts in England. This represents a 29%t increase on the number of starts in 2010/2011.

“This significant increase is great news for the Logistics Sector because it clearly demonstrates that we are successfully attracting greater numbers of younger people into our industry,” said Dr Mick Jackson, CEO of Skills for Logistics.

Over 90% of apprenticeship certificates are for the Driving Goods Vehicles and Warehousing and Storage frameworks. Other logistics-oriented apprenticeships available in England include: Logistics Operations; Mail Services; Supply Chain Management; Commercial Moving and Traffic Office. Maritime Occupations and Express Logistics apprenticeship frameworks were also been added during 2012.

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