Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

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.

The new standards encompass the Supply Chain Specialist Large Goods Vehicle Driver (LGV) Level 2, the Supply Chain Operator Level 2, and Warehouse Operative Level 2. These standards have been put together by Supply Chain Trailblazer group, and supported by awarding organisation partner NCFE.

The group is made up of a range of representatives, including: the Ministry of Defence, The British Association of Removers (BAR), Nagel Langdons, DHL, John Lewis, and Sainsbury’s.

“We are absolutely delighted that all three standards and their assessment plans have now been approved and are ready to be delivered,” said Colin Snape, HR manager at Nagel Langdons, who chairs the group. “A huge amount of work has gone into these standards and we’re so grateful to the employers and training providers who have given their time over the last 18 months to support these developments.

“We believe there will be high demand and this can only have an extremely positive effect on the sector in terms of getting highly skilled people into the roles that need to be filled.”