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Automotive jobs initiative for Teesside

An Automotive Cadetship has been launched by the High Tide Foundation, which was formed in 2012 by PD Ports and Casper Shipping to provide support young people seeking work on Teesside.

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Driver retention remains key issue for transport firms

Driver retention is the biggest challenge facing transport operators, according the survey of SMEs by Close Brothers. It found that businesses experienced 20 per cent driver turnover on average last year.

BITA Academy becomes F-TEC

The BITA Academy, which delivers apprenticeships in materials handling equipment engineering, is changing its name to F-TEC (Forklift Training Engineering Centre).

FORS trains thousands of drivers

FORS Safer Urban Driving (SUD) training courses, funded by Transport for London (TfL), have been attended by a total of 23,000 drivers.

BIFA to put forward surveys for trailblazer qualifications

BIFA is planning to survey members to identify what they want from training and education in the logistics sector. There will be three surveys in total – the first, about apprenticeships, is online now and designed to find out ‘whether there is sufficient demand for it to develop and establish apprenticeship standards for freight forwarders.”

Elain Bowker.

700 people trained at Liverpool College Logistics Academy

In just over two years 700 people recruited from Job Centres have left the Liverpool College Logistics Academy with professional qualifications. More than half those that have attended the college have entered employment in the logistics.

Government approves supply chain apprentice standards

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has approved all standards and assessment plans for new supply chain skill apprenticeships. Training providers and employers in the sector can now provide the new apprenticeship schemes.

30pc rise in Midlands supply chain jobs

The number of procurement and supply chain jobs in the Midlands increased by 30 per cent in April 2016 compared to last year, according to the Robert Walters Birmingham Jobs Index, which tracks the number of jobs available and job-seeking professionals in the region.