Attract. Develop. Support.
The challenges the Logistics sector faces:
-Nearly 80% of our workforce is male.-Nearly half are over 45 years of age.-In road freight, only 5% are under 25.-1% of LGV drivers are female.-12% of LGV drivers were born outside the UK.-Only 48% who pass their LGV practical test complete CPC training necessary for them to drive professionally.-LGV vacancies are the third hardest job role to fill in the UK.
We have reflected on what can be done to make a clear contribution to the sector in order to overcome some of these challenges. Consequently, at Peoplecare (Europe) Ltd, we decided to relaunch Skills for Logistics. Formally a government skills-sector body, which closed in 2014, we are redeveloping the platform into a knowledge hub for the logistics industry.
We will not be a training provider, we are not a trade association, and we are not a Sector Skills Council. Instead we are a collection of skills and recruitment experts who intend to support our sector. Our vision is still to deliver the best skilled logistics workforce in the world. In the first instance, we will produce leading edge research, provide a forum for debate and discussion on HR matters, support excellent initiatives to attract new recruits into logistics and develop sector specific HR tools.
We will offer free services to our partners and we will offer market leading, affordable consultancy for more in-depth projects.
In this way we will fund our free services.
Our mission is to provide services and solutions which take away the pain to do with recruitment and staff retention in the Logistics Sector. But we also intend to work with the government to ensure that they prioritise the training and funding of the Logistics Sector.
We already have a number of experts in place ready to support companies as they seek to improve their people strategies. Our ambition is to help the Logistics Sector overcome its HR challenges. So, if you have a project that would benefit the sector, please get in touch. Likewise, if you are an expert in a particular area, please contact us and let’s discuss how we can work together.
If you want to sponsor a particular area of independent research then we'd love to hear from you.