Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017 - Logistics Manager

BIFA calls for support on apprenticeship initiative

The British International Freight Association is calling on the industry to support a proposal for a freight forwarding apprenticeship standard. This comes after an expression of interest was made by an employer group behind an apprenticeship standard.

The association said that before the Department for Education makes a decision, it is calling on the freight forwarding industry to make comment on the proposals.

“Not only do we need to attract more young people to the industry, but it is vital that we have an apprenticeship that is relevant to their day-to-day work,” said Robert Keen, BIFA director general. “The group have done some great work to get to the EOI point, now it is really important we show our support for the submission – which will greatly benefit our industry – by getting as many people as possible to complete this online survey.”