Friday, October 31, 2014

Freight Forwarding and Logistics Group Takes on Another Tranche of Apprentices

Youngsters Have the Chance to Join the World's Biggest Industry
Shipping News Feature

UK – Having conducted a successful project to handle the complex logistics required to help make the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games the triumph they undoubtedly were, Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global freight forwarding and transport services provider DB Schenker, has officially welcomed sixteen more young people to its UK National Apprenticeship Programme to start a career within the logistics industry. Projects such as the Games have the power to explain how logistics are an essential part of everybody’s life and enthuse youngsters to forge their own link within the supply chain and join the biggest industry in the world.

Schenker has been running the apprenticeship programme since 2010, and with this fifth wave of apprentices has seen many youngsters already embark on a successful career in logistics within the company. The new group will be office based from a variety of locations up and down the UK. As before they all will undertake a two year long apprenticeship with the leading global logistics provider. At the conclusion of the programme the apprentices will have completed extensive training and gained a full appreciation of the DB Schenker organisation.

While gaining experience in their local branch the young talents will also attend internal DB Schenker training courses, visit other branches, attend industry events, work in different disciplines to their own and undertake a business improvement project. Helgi Ingolfsson, CEO Schenker Limited, said at their induction:

“Our apprenticeship programme is expanding each year with more opportunities for young people to work within the logistics business. With sixteen apprentices this year it is the largest intake we have seen and it is heartening to see these young people develop and become an integral part of our organisation, as we have seen in previous years.”

Photo: The DB Schenker Logistics apprentices at their induction with CEO, Helgi Ingolfsson.