Monday 18th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Logistics Guild launches new web site

The Logistics Guild has launched a new web site designed to connect members with routes to relevant skills and qualifications.

The guild was originally set up in 2012 by Skills for Logistics. Following the demise of SfL in January, full control of the guild was acquired by the BIS Henderson Academy, and it is now headed by Paul Brooks.

Brooks, said: “There is a widespread recognition that we need to raise skills levels if the UK wants to drive up productivity, growth and job creation. There are 2.3 million people working in logistics in the UK and a third of these do not have at least a Level 2 qualification. Therefore it is incumbent on us to focus on an individual’s motivation around a ‘logistics lifestyle’ and how we can excite people to take up both benefits and qualifications.”

The guild says 80,000 individuals have signed up in the past three months, and it is targeting a membership of 250,000 by the end of 2016.

It offers a range of free benefits to members. Members whose employers pay for an enhanced benefit package gain access to additional benefits.

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