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Davies Turner adds more apprentices

[ September 28, 2018   //   ]

UK independent freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner has recruited another 11 youngsters for this year’s trainee scheme, now in its ninth successive year.
The new recruits will learn all aspects of Davies Turner’s business during the two-year apprenticeship and can be confident that like many of their predecessors who have passed through the programme, they will progress into management and supervisory roles.
Participants spend time in all surface freight, supply chain management and logistics divisions, as well as gaining an overview at Davies Turner Air Cargo, plus central administration, IT and the company’s accounts department.
Group chairman, Philip Stephenson, said: “Apprenticeships for young people wishing to follow a career in freight forwarding are firmly back on the agenda in the UK following the recent introduction of the Apprentice Levy and Trailblazer Apprenticeships.
“However, having launched our own apprenticeship scheme nine years ago, you could say that we have been ahead of the curve on this important issue.
“We have also played a key role as a founder member of a forwarders employers’ group, facilitated by the British International Freight Association (BIFA). This has helped develop the new Freight Forwarding Apprenticeship standard, approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships earlier this year, of which UK freight companies can now take advantage.”

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