David Cormack, strategic partnerships director ay System Group, is calling for the supply chain sector to map out a dedicated career path for young people coming into the industry. He wants to showcase the best pathways for those coming into the sector and how the supply chain sector can fit into the career map for apprentices.
The National Apprenticeship Week is still unfolding, so now it is the perfect opportunity to showcase the success of apprenticeships in the logistics sector and how they can lead to a great career.
“Employers are calling for milestones to identify career paths and the logistics sector needs to respond with clarity, positivity and ambition. A career map for the supply chain sector would be welcome, laying out the opportunities on offer and securing future industry skills,” advised David Cormack.
He also added that System Group would be happy to work in partnership with employers and organisations to create apprenticeship programmes. He points to Express Delivery Trailblazer apprenticeships, which training providers such as System Group are looking at delivering, as a good blueprint.
“These apprenticeships will support the needs of industry and commerce, equipping a new generation of people with the skills, professionalism and confidence to meet the needs of employers,” he said. “They will provide the skills and behaviour that will guide future generations into the industry and support them through the challenges and adventures that a career in logistics offers.”
David Cormack also welcomes the new degree-level apprenticeship standard coming to the supply chain sector from mid-2018. This follows approval of Uniserve Group’s supply chain leadership framework by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
“Anything that contributes to bringing fresh talent into the sector and improving skills has to be seen as a good move, so the world’s first apprenticeship route to supply chain leadership roles, has to be welcomed,” he concluded.