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Logistics gains military might

[ November 16, 2012   //   ]

Skills for Logistics (SfL) and The Logistics Guild formally launched the Military Work Placement Scheme on 8 November. The pilot scheme offes 1000 people leaving the military fully funded, two week work placements with quality civilian logistics organisations. Skills for Logistics has received £1.14 million of government funding to deliver the pilot programme.

The launch, at The Imperial War Museum in London, was attended by Transport Secretary Stephen Hammond. Mr Hammond described the logistics industry as “the backbone of businesses up and down our country and it needed talented hard-workers.

“The military have exactly the sort of transferable skills that can drive this crucial sector forward,” he said.

Current vacancies include all types of freight forwarding, warehousing driving and operative work, from the shop floor to all levels of management.