The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has launched a new partnership with Think Logistics to inspire the next generation of talent to join the sector.
Governed by Career Ready, a UK-wide social mobility charity, Think Logistics works with schools and colleges to inspire and inform young people about the logistics sector with a range of activities and workplace experiences, all delivered by volunteers from the profession.
The partnership will enable BIFA members to access local schools and colleges to promote the profession and builds on the work being undertaken by the trade association’s Young Forwarder Network.
Bethany Windsor, operations manager for Career Ready and Think Logistics, said: “The partnership with BIFA has never been more important. The shortage of Customs professionals, for example, represents a wonderful opportunity for young people to step into the sector and kickstart their careers. It is absolutely vital that we share the great opportunities available in the sector for young people, for whom logistics is often a hidden sector.”
Carl Hobbis, executive director and training development manager at BIFA, added: “Our partnership with Think Logistics is part of a campaign to encourage BIFA members to work with schools to promote careers in logistics, forwarding and the supply chain, and encourage students to consider them. This has seen us equip our members with an array of ideas to encourage them to promote careers within the freight and logistics sector to students in their local community.”