Friday 21st Sep 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

FTA backs scheme to attract service leavers into logistics

The Freight Transport Association is backing the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in encouraging service personnel to take up careers in logistics.

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines, and which also operates as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire service leavers.

Speaking to service leavers alongside FTA members DHL and Pertemps at an event at Catterick Barracks, James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy CEO, said personnel leaving the Armed Forces were ideally suited to a career in the logistics industry.

“The logistics industry is looking for qualified, experienced and highly skilled people and it makes perfect sense to engage with service leavers, who can bring a wealth of skills to an organisation,” said Hookham. “There are attractive and fulfilling careers in logistics across all business sectors and modes – including haulage, retail, construction, rail freight, shipping, air cargo, storage and warehousing, journey planning, supply chain management.”

The logistics industry has 1.5 million employers, employs eight per cent of the UK workforce, and expects to recruit 1.2 million additional employees by 2022.