Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Skill shortage worse than rising fuel costs

Young managers are the fuel that keeps UK PLC running, says the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). It warns that the industry could be facing a worse crisis than the rising petrol prices if it does not engage young people more effectively.

The CILT is concerned that the rapidly-maturing workforce needs to engage more with young people to help maintain a steady stream of fresh talent coming into the sector. It is convinced that raising the profile of the profession as a whole, particularly among the young, will help prevent future shortages of skills as well as products and services.