Skills for Logistics to go into administration

The Board of Skills for Logistics (SfL), the main UK training body for the industry, has decided to close the business and put it into administration. It blamed pressure placed on the business by the trustees of the pension scheme, which has run up a major deficit since SfL joined it in 2003. Skills for Logistics added that it has worked hard to exist and be effective over the last 2-3 ... [+]

Scots logistics on show

A Scottish Logistics Roadshow will promote the sector on 4 March at the Hilton Strathclyde, Phoenix Crescent, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire. The event, organised by Skills for Logistics, with Lanarkshire Business Week, will provide attendees with an excellent networking opportunity with other logistics employers, training providers and school careers staff. Project ... [+]

Skills Academy wound up

The National Skills Academy Logistics (NSAL) has been put into liquidation by its National Employer Board members (NEB), amid much controversy. The NSAL was established to help employers meet legislative requirements and develop customised skills training solutions. Skills for Logistics provided support to the NEB as they worked with the Skills ... [+]

Change at the top for skills body

Skills for Logistics chief executive Mick Jackson is stepping down from Skills for Logistics and will be replaced by his deputy, Ross Moloney, whilst the boards for a permanent successor. It is part of the sector council's plan to become a more commercial organisation over the next five years. SfL chairman Paul Brooks ... [+]

Breakfast with Logistics

Skills for Logistics is inviting logistics employers, schools, colleges and universities are invited to attend a series of‘Breakfast with Logistics’ events, which are being held at the Novotel Milton Keynes on 15 May and the Novotel Coventry on 23 of May. The free to attend, trade-fair style events will feature table-top ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Military placement scheme wins first battle

Skills for Logistics reports that its Military Work Placement Scheme has achieved a ratio of 30% job offers to placement since its launch in November. The scheme aims to fund companies to provide nearly 1,000 work placements to ex-forces personnel in 2013, in jobs ranging from senior director positions through ... [+]

Skills transfer to Civvy Street

Skills for Logistics has won £1.14 million, under the third phase of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to deliver a programme for transition from military to civilian logistics for up to 1000 people leaving the armed forces. SfL will develop information advice and guidance (IAG) tools specifically ... [+]

Freight industry seeks half a million recruits by 2017

The logistics industry would have to find half a million recruits between now and 2017, says Dr Mick Jackson of Skills for Logistics. Most of these people would be needed simply to replace retirees, even before beginning to consider growth in the sector, said the chief executive officer of the ... [+]

Skills for Logistics sets out strategy for success

Skills for Logistics (SfL), the sector skills council for the logistics and wholesaling industries, has launched its strategy to achieve its core desire to increase the country's competitiveness. Backed by £4m of government funding, the strategy comprises four key programmes that deliver professional, local, intelligent and progressive logistics, all aim ... [+]

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