Skills for Logistics licence renewed

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The government has renewed the licence to operate for Skills for Logistics, the sector skills council for the freight logistics industry, following a review carried out by the National Audit Office on behalf of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

The review considers the organisation’s ability to deliver specific solutions to employer demand, to deliver core products and services, and to progress results and impacts. It also looks at how well the organisation is run.

Business, innovation and skills secretary Lord Mandelson said: “Employers can be confident that Skills for Logistics has come through a rigorous assessment and will offer employers the highest quality service in meeting their skills needs.”

Skills for Logistics recently appointed Paul Brooks, sales director of Unipart, as its new chairman in succession to Andrew Callaghan. Brooks said: “We are indebted to Andrew for seeing us through the first six years and now need to continue to promote our industry as an exciting and rewarding career option for school leavers, graduates and job changers. Skills for Logistics is well underway with that work and relicencing allows us to continue with these endeavours.”

The licence renewal is for an indeterminate period but is likely to be reviewed again in three to five years.

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