UK Hopes to Add Up 285,000 Logistics Job Opportunities
By: Supply Chain Digital January 23, 2014
In the UK, Norbert Dentressangle is involved in a long-term scheme in the South East Midlands to support the 91,700 people already working in logistics, boost the logistics sector and answer an urgent need for 285,000 logistics workers the next six years.
The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has pledged a commitment to supporting its essential logistics sector and the 91,700 plus people working in logistics within the SEMLEP area.
SEMLEP has also calculated that there will be additional 285,000 logistics positions to fill across the South East Midlands between 2014 and 2020, with considerable demand expected for both management and elementary positions.
At a launch event at Northampton-based Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, SEMLEP unveiled its five-year strategy which calls for an urgent need to recruit new as well as younger people into the sector, retain and train up existing staff and the need to change and transform the image of logistics so that it is viewed as a viable career of choice.