Logistics UK members are once again opening their doors to the public as part of the business group’s Discover Logistics Careers weekend. Taking place across the country on 17-19 March, the weekend is aimed at allowing the local community a unique insight into the diverse world of logistics and the employment opportunities it offers.
The logistics industry contributes a significant £139 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy, however despite being one of the nation’s biggest employment areas, research shows that 90% of the UK has never considered a career in the logistics sector. Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers weekend breaks the barrier, offering attendees the opportunity to see inside the world of logistics, speak with those in the industry and participate in on-site tours and taster days, as well as discover the variety of roles and potential opportunities available.
Companies signed up to the event include Wincanton, Uniserve and GXO, with eight sites in total confirmed covering Doncaster, Tilbury, Felixstowe, Stoke-on-Trent, Harlow, Coleshill, Wellingborough and Rugby.
Skills Policy Advisor at Logistics UK, Jonas Keat, comments: “The logistics sector directly impacts more than seven million people employed in making, selling and moving the goods that affect everyone, everywhere. It is a fast-moving, modern industry offering a wealth of roles, from driving and warehouse co-ordination to office-based management roles and new business development. We are looking forward to welcoming people into our members’ premises to showcase the breadth of roles available within the sector, and demonstrate exactly why logistics is so key to the future success of our economy.”
To find out more, or to register your interest in attending a site, please visit: www.logistics.org.uk/discover-logistics-careers
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, please visit logistics.org.uk