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Logistics industry works together to help people to ‘Get Into Logistics’

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), through Aspire its careers foundation, is pleased to join with other logistics organisations and The Prince’s Trust to launch the Get into Logistics work experience programmes, which will be run across the UK.

The programme is a two-week intensive course that gives unemployed young people hands-on experience in the logistics industry, as well as developing their job skills, confidence and motivation.

CILT, the FTA and the DHL UK Foundation have all invested in a programme in which young people undertake a work placement and take part in CV workshops and personal development classes. Once the programme comes to an end, they receive ongoing support for six months to help them retain their new job or to support them into one.

Tim Slater FCILT, Chairman of CILT’s Aspire foundation and The Prince’s Trust’s advisory group on Logistics, said: "Too many young people feel that they will never reach their full potential. We are thrilled to be able to make a difference to the lives of young people in the UK and would like to hear from businesses that wish to support the project and can offer work placements so we can help many more."

The investing partners and The Prince’s Trust are now appealing to other businesses within the sector to come forward and join the mission of supporting disadvantaged young people into work with an aim to support over 200 young people through the programme this year alone.

The Chief Executive of CILT, Steve Agg FCILT, said: "CILT aims to encourage young people into the logistics profession by reaching into schools, supporting vocational schemes at all levels, and encouraging graduates to enter the profession through initiatives such as the Novus Trust. Through the work of our Young Professionals Forum, mentoring schemes, CILT qualifications and our CPD programme we can then help to develop people throughout their career, to ensure logistics attracts and retains the best talents."

To find out more about how you can get involved please contact the Business Development team at The Prince’s Trust on 020 7543 7408 or busdev@princes-trust.org.uk

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