Skills for Logistics has been supporting a series of career events, run by the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service in Northern Ireland, aimed at raising awareness of careers opportunities to those responsible for providing information, advice and guidance to school pupils and job seekers.
The events, held in Belfast and Maghera, were attended by over 100 Careers Advisers from across Northern Ireland. SfL was supported by industry speakers including DHL Global Forwarding who advised on career opportunities; graduate Stuart Stevenson of Woodsides Haulage who talked about how he has progressed within the industry; Paul Barton, managing director at Intercity Transport, who presented on a day in the life of a courier and the self employment opportunities available; Major Peter Heyburn an army careers adviser talked about the role of the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC); and Dr Jonathan Seymour & Dr Imelda Haran – School of the Built Environment, University of Ulster provided an overview of the logistics sector in Northern Ireland.
SfL’s Northern Ireland manager, Geraldine Quinn, said: “It is vital to spread the word of the many varied roles available within the logistics sector across Northern Ireland and to raise awareness of the vibrant career opportunities on offer. The sector is misunderstood, particularly as far as careers are concerned and so we were pleased to be a part of these events, working with employers in the sector and to have the opportunity to talk to those responsible for spreading the word to future recruits.”