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National Skills Gap in the Logistics Sector

National Skills Gap in the Logistics Sector

(Posted on 09/01/21)

Did you know…..

The logistics sector is the lifeblood of the nation’s economy, employing around 2.6 million people and contributing £124 billion GVA to the UK economy.

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.  

The average age of an LGV driver in the UK is 48.2 with only 1-2% of qualified drivers being under the age of 25. 

Approximately 12% of UK drivers are EU nationals

All of the above is in addition to a current shortfall of approximately 60,000 LGV drivers in the UK.

Source of data FTA

If you have a levy paying client in the logistics sector and you need support with the delivery of the apprenticeship standard or licence acquisition, call me on 07795 463836 or email me at julian@gatewentrainingservices.co.uk

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