Wednesday 17th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

TNT launches apprenticeship scheme

TNT has launched an express parcels apprenticeship scheme and is taking on 40 young people in the first year.

The scheme will provide full-time work and training for over 18-year-olds at TNT’s parcel distribution centre in Atherstone and hub in Kingsbury.

Apprentices undergo a 12 month programme of work which combines their role as loading bay operatives with formal college training at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College in Nuneaton.

At the end of the year they will emerge with a nationally recognised qualification and the opportunity of a full-time job.

“The Express Parcels Apprenticeship Scheme provides excellent career opportunities for young, sometimes, disenfranchised people,” said

Andrew McDonald, general manager talent, said: “We are currently focusing on roles at Atherstone and Kingsbury but, if successful, the scheme will be rolled out across the UK, creating hundreds of jobs for apprentices for a number of years.”

the modules the apprentices will cover during their training include parcel lifecycle and product awareness, dock safety, dangerous goods, backshift and nightshifts and pick-up and delivery.