Training offer for Hull logistics job hopefuls

Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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People in Hull who are looking for opportunities in the supply chain and logistics sector are being offered skills and training next year.

hopes to address the huge shortfall in the industry’s job supply.

Experts believe that 87,000 posts in this sector will not be taken up between 2012 and the end of the decade because candidates lack the necessary soft skills. These are the personal qualities that help workers successfully interact with customers and fellow staff.

Such deficiencies will cost the industry in Humber and Yorkshire an estimated £458 million through missed economic output by the end of the decade. This figure will rise to £6.47 billion across the country, it is believed.

The Hull College Group organisation hopes to remedy this by creating a training pathway and unique qualification for city companies through its new Logistics Gateway.

This is aimed at bolstering personal career development and adding quantifying business value.

Soft skills teaching will encompass initiative taking, decision making, communication, inter-personal skills and performance management.

HCUK Training managing director Emma Yorke says its Logistics Gateway goes beyond just providing courses.

She says it will offer standalone training and professional development tailored to the local economy’s requirements.

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Published: Monday 5th October 2015 by The News Editor

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