Skills for logistics



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Welcome to Skills for Logistics

The Sector Skills Council for the UK’s freight logistics industries. Tackling the skills and productivity needs of employers in our sector. Read more

Business on the Move

Training event for schools and careers advisors on Friday 21st November 2014 Read more

Pre-Employment Training

Employers report that new employees are qualified but not ‘work ready’. Read more

Hire an Apprentice

Your chance to grow your very own motivated talent. It’s easier than you think. Let us show you how. Read more

Logistics keeps on trucking

In the last 5 years over 26 million hours of Driver CPC have been delivered and 664,097 drivers have completed periodic training (DVSA). Read more

Latest SFL News

Attract. Develop. Support

  • NEW Standard of Excellence DCPC

    NEW Standard of Excellence DCPC

    What does excellent Driver CPC training look like? Following extensive consultation with employers, training providers and trade associations on DCPC training provision, Skills for Logistics are launching the new Standard of Excellence in September 2014.
  • Apprenticeships


    Did you know that 72% of businesses reported improved productivity when they took on an apprentice? Hiring apprentices helps businesses to boost productivity through growing their skills base whilst specifically developing their own qualified workforce.
  • Certificate To Work (CtW)

    Certificate To Work (CtW)

    The Logistics Sector is facing a huge driver shortage. Between 2010 and 2020, 149,000 new drivers will be needed in the sector. The Certificate to Work is a way of attracting new drivers into the industry no matter what their experience, as they will be able to demonstrate they have the knowledge, competence and skills to be a safe driver.
  • NOS: Current Consultations 2014

    NOS: Current Consultations 2014

    We are currently consulting with employers on a number of suites of National Occupational Standards (NOS). These projects involve consulting with industry to write new or review current National Occupational Standards / qualifications. Click for more details.
  • Ex-Military? Your Country Still Needs You

    Ex-Military? Your Country Still Needs You

    Logistics employers based in the East Midlands have traineeships available in the EastMidlands for ex-military personnel aged 16-24 that are currently unemployed for work placements. Mid-June 2014 to end-October 2014. More>>
  • Driver Shortage Threat To Logistics Industry

    Driver Shortage Threat To Logistics Industry

    Logistics in Northamptonshire employs 45,000 people, but people in the industry say it faces a crisis because of a shortage of qualified lorry drivers. Many Large Goods Vehicle, or LGV, drivers are coming up to retirement age, and its claimed that not enough young people are coming forward to replace them. However, the use of blockchain technology by several logistics companies has been helping in bringing transparency to the supply chain. The increase in crypto trading has helped in wide spreading the popularity of blockchain technology too. Many traders are using trading robots to improve their profits from trading. Visit the Trading Robots site to learn more about these trading platforms.

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