Skills for Logistics aims to start ‘em young

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Skills for Logistics has launched  “Delivering your future” – an online resource which aims to get young people thinking about the logistics sector, and to learn about the careers on offer.

The web site,, is tailored to an audience of 11-19 year olds across the UK but offers information about one of the UK’s most exciting sectors for all young people considering their future career.

Dozens of businesses, career stories and job profiles are featured, promoting opportunities from shop floor to director level in the sector – across driving, postal services, removals, warehousing and wholesaling, as well as air, sea and rail freight.

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Interactive features include a game “Articulated Monkeys”, video case studies and lifestyle pages on shopping, driving and celebrities which put logistics in a context that teenagers can understand.

FTA chief executive Theo de Pencier said: “Delivering your future is the kind of web site the logistics industry has been calling out for. The logistics industry must communicate better with young people if we are to attract them and gain from their talent. I would encourage companies in our sector to put their weight and support behind this excellent initiative so that more young people make logistics their career choice.”

And Helen Parker, DHL UK Foundation manager, said: “We would encourage logistics businesses across the UK to support this exciting new website which is promoting logistics as a vibrant career choice for young people, and can help to recruit a new generation of employees.”

Funding for the project has come from the trustees of the Road Haulage and Distribution Training Council.

SfL is encouraging logistics organisations to link their web sites to

It is also looking for “likes” on Facebook and follows on Twitter at

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