Logistics - a vital sector in the economy
The UK logistics sector is worth £74.45bn to the economy. One in
twelve working people in the UK work in logistics - 2.3 million
people spanning some 196,000 companies.
Freight logistics companies fall into two groups:
- Those that manage their own logistics system, known as Own
- Those that manage it on behalf of the owners of the cargo,
often referred to as Third Party Logistics Providers or
Over 60% of UK freight is carried out for 'Hire and Reward' on
behalf of another company.
A significant link between a skilled workforce and competitive
performance has been found. Trained workers can be on average 23%
higher in productivity, than untrained workers, and the
productivity effects relative to wages can be 5 times. The industry
has previously suffered from major skills shortages particularly
among junior and middle managers.
Working Futures III projects that 843,600 additional workers
will be required to work in the sector by 2017. All occupational
groups will experience a positive demand in employment.
Considerable demand will be seen for managers (169,200), customer
service positions (132,100) as well as for transport and machine
See www.skillsforlogistics.org for more
Mantra courses and apprenticeships
As a specialist training provider for the logistics sector,
Mantra provide a broad range of training and development programmes
for operatives, drivers, customer service staff and managers. These
range from short courses to work based learning qualifications and
apprenticeships, right up to a Foundation Degree in Logistics
Contact Mantra today to see how we can help you up-skill your
workforce and improve your business performance.