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Upd@te Newsletter - Autumn 2010

Below are stories from the latest edition of Upd@te, our quarterly newsletter. To receive email copies of Upd@te, visit the subcribe page, or look at previous editions by visiting the archive.


Upd@te Summer 2010

  • New Logistics Apprenticeship framework
    Skills for Logistics is working with employers to develop a generic Logistics Apprenticeship Framework with the objectives of; Designing a more robust induction package for logistics apprentices; Putting together a generic apprenticeship training plan which can be tailored to individual needs; Defining the role of the mentor; Allowing for fast tracking to a speciality via APL of evidence already gained....
  • National Skills Academy update
    "The National Skills Academy is an important development on the skills landscape for the whole of the logistics sector," says Perry Glading, managing director of the Port of Tilbury, executive director of Forth Ports Group and Skills for Logistics Board member...
  • Driver CPC first anniversary
    The application of the EU Driver CPC obligations on HGV drivers is now over a year old. From 10 September 2009 existing HGV licence-holders were obliged to attend a minimum of 35 hours of approved training during the five-year period ending 10 September 2014...
  • SfL signs collaboration deal with Semta
    Skills for Logistics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Semta, the Sector Skills Council for the science, engineering and manufacturing technologies sectors. The MoU will target the identification of current and future skills needs for the logistics sector and address them by collaborative working, particularly where there are areas of current overlap.
  • Skills Cymru: logistics on show
    Skills for Logistics welcomed over 600 visitors to its stand at the recent 'Skills Cymru' event held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff...
  • 2,000 Scottish logistics apprenticships taken up...
    Skills Development Scotland has funded some 2,000 logistics Modern Apprenticeships over the past 18 months. Chris Campbell, national manager Skills for Logistics in Scotland, believes that this is a record level of funding for the sector and demonstrates that logistics is of major importance within the Scottish government's economic strategy...
  • Montgomery wins top training award
    Newtownabbey-based logistics operator Montgomery Transport Group was awarded the Top Irish Training Operator of the Year prize at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards event held in Belfast in September. The award is sponsored by the sector skills council for the freight logistics industry Skills for Logistics...
  • Sustainable Ireland awards
    At the Sustainable Ireland Awards 2010 event in Belfast in September Skills for Logistics presented awards for the Public Sector Resource Management Champion to Janice Dunlop, recycling officer at Moyle District Council, and the Best Waste Carrier Award to Wright Recycling of Newtonards. The Sustainable Ireland Awards were organised by Export & Freight, the 4Square Media publication...