NAW is the time to think apprenticeships, urges BIFA – updated

With the imminent arrival of an international freight forwarding apprenticeship, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to participate in the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) on 5-9 March. BIFA has been supporting a trailblazer group of employers from the freight and logistics sector, which was given the green light by the UK Department for Education to develop a standard for a specific International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship. Although ... [+]

National Apprenticeship Week underway

The Skills Funding Agency's National Apprenticeship Week kicked off yesterday (Monday 14 March). According to new independent research for the Agency, company managers believe that having the right people and skills are ten times more important to expansion than access to finance. It also found that that apprentice employers are five ... [+]

Big jump in trade apprentices

There 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 ... [+]

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