FTA aims to deliver fresh talent

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will hope to attract new talent to the freight and logistics sector at next week’s Skills Show.

The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event for young people which will welcome more than 70,000 visitors during its run at the NEC Birmingham, takes place from 16-18 November 2017.

Sally Gilson, FTA’s head of skills campaigning, said, ‘For many young people, logistics is an unknown topic, and they are unfamiliar with the scope and scale of the careers opportunities which the sector provides. By attending The Skills Show, and demonstrating the breadth of roles which young people can aspire to in freight and logistics, we are confident that we will encourage the next generation of skilled workers to keep our industry buoyant in years to come.

‘Logistics is changing, technology is now at the forefront of the sector, and there’s a wealth of different careers paths for young people. There are jobs to be investigated across all modes of FTA’s membership, ranging from drivers and engineers through to warehouse designers, project management and operations directors – and many more besides. Logistics is the sector keeping Britain trading, and with such an impressive range of supporting businesses on this year’s stand, FTA will be showcasing the industry to young people attending the show and boost the potential workforce for many years to come.’

The www.theskillsshow.com is free for visitors to attend.