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National Careers Week 2021

National Careers Week 2021

(Posted on 28/02/21)

As we prepare for National Careers Week 2021 are we really clear on where our skills gaps exist?

 

Have we factored in the impact of the pandemic?

 

There seems to be plenty of focus on #IT, #HR,  #finance, #healthcare, #sales and #marketing but what about sectors such as #construction, #warehousing and #logistics?

 

According to a Freight Transport Association Skills Report produced in 2019 there is currently a shortfall of approximately 60,000 LGV drivers in the UK.

 

The report goes on to state that:

 

The logistics sector employs around 2.6 million people and contributes £124 billion GVA to the UK economy.

 

The average age of an LGV driver in the UK is 48 with only 1-2% of qualified drivers being under the age of 25. 

 

Approximately 12% of UK drivers are EU nationals

 

During the period 1st Aug 2018 to 31st July 2019, the transport and storage sector contributed £155m in national apprenticeship levy contributions.

 

In 2017/18 logistics apprenticeship starts fell by 35.6% in England and 22.1% in Scotland whilst there was an increase of 20.6% in Wales.  

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