Northampton College has created an Academy to train the next generation of logistics workers, urging students to “think laterally – think logistics”.
The Logistics Academy will give students the chance to work with local companies through a series of internships and mentoring programmes and employers have been urged to get on board to ensure they benefit too.
Businesses involved with the Logistics Academy will be able to access a pool of newly-skilled workers to help their own growth plans and benefit from the exposure gained through running a number of masterclasses, warehouse tours and a place on the Career Ready advisory board.
Assistant principal James Whybrow said: “The UK logistics industry is facing a series of challenges which are affecting the ability of the sector to grow and develop as quickly as it might.
The new Academy aims to team up with firms such as Asda, Dachser, Alpro and DHL to ensure their skills needs are met and there is a ready supply of workers ready to step into new positions.
* The University of Northampton has become one of two universities in the UK to receive accreditation for its MBA programme from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.