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Qualifications in the Logistics sector

IOC Chair, Carl Lomas,

Qualifications are key to our sector, both for compliance and future workforce, from driver front line to management. The IOC have been working closely with FE colleges, Universities, LEPs and BIS

 

IOC has two key qualification routes, management & delivery. For management, IOC is working with Derby University & London Met University to develop the first ever undergraduate degree dedicated to our sector. For delivery teams IOC are looking at the apprenticeship replacement qualifications with work on an apprenticeship trailblazer for same day and home delivery couriers. The ‘Courier Trailblazer’  was a phase three application and evolved into ‘Trailblazer Express Delivery’, the standard submitted to BIS for Nov 26th 2015, a framework for delivery is in development. Employer support came from APC to Yodel, nationals from UK Mail to SMEs such as Swift in Liverpool and Rush in London. Awarding bodies supporting are Pearson Edexcell and City & Guilds. IOC attends the AELP (association of education and learning provider) sector meetings.

The sector is unique with extensive compliance training and testing, from hazardous goods handling to licence. Driver shortage issues are log jammed around test centres with 12 week diaries for tests (2015). The LEP 2016 European funding may be the next solution to needs around support for the next generation of workforce. The schools message for the next generation is key, taking the message of our sector as a career path. IOC have worked very closely with FE, from West Thames College GTA at Heathrow to Buxton & Leek with their Skillbase driver training centre in the homeland of Sec of State for transport Patrick Mcloughlin.

 

Copies of sector-relevant standards and qualification documents, including those authored by IoC and other external bodies can be found in the IoC Standards Archive.

IoC is also active in the Education & Training Foundation's Two-Way Street leadership exchange programme - for more details go here

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IoC National Courier Awards

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Transport Minister John Hayes set his diary for Oct 17th 2017 to join the IoC at the National Courier Awards 2017 and handed out the courier silver Cs. with best logistics.

It was a double diary date with a round table heads of industry on the same afternoon. A three-T focus, Transport, Trailblazer and Taylor. Heads of industry at the IoD.

A golden gown was awarded for services to industry in the 21st year of the National Courier Awards.

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2017 news sep nca awards trophies

 

Adrian Smith Swift Logistics, returned to the post of chair of judges. The four key categories remain, two wheels, four wheels, contract and office. The gala evening event was Oct 17th at the Institute of Directors, London SW1

NCA Logo Blue 256The National Courier Awards recognise the best of the best in the courier industry - from wheels to office, contract and military. A gala evening celebrating excellence from courier companies large and small, regional and national footprint alongside each other in a unique network of all things courier.

The 21st National Courier Awards was held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 17th 2017 from 6:30pm.

 The 22nd National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Wednesday October 17th 2018.

Join the conversation at #natcourierawards



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IOC & Government

The Institute works closely with DfT, DfE (formerly BIS) & DWP; from roads to education, parking and congestion to trailblazer apprenticeships; freight forums with TfL and TfGM, close associations to many colleges, FE at Hull to West Thames and Heathrow. IOC has closely engaged with the LEP platforms, particularly those who have identified transport and logistics as a priority. In the Golden Triangle of logistics hot-spots, IOC have helped build the sector strategy from Nottingham through Derby to Leicester. The inspirational postcodes, 80% of the UK within four hours of East Midlands airport by road. Peter Richardson, D2N2 LEP Chair, the Inspirational postcode.

DFE (BIS) have produced a guide to Trailblazer levy. The guidance and a detailed timetable of further information releases are available on the GOV.UK website here.

The DfE/HMRC draft legislation on levy is now available for comment. For the convenience of members we have a downloadable PDF of the request for comments here.

Copies of sector-relevant standards, including those authored by IoC and other external bodies can be found in the IoC Standards Archive. Simply select a tab below and click through to the documents of interest.

FORS – IOC chair Carl Lomas takes governance role.

FORS Fleet operator recognition scheme. More focus for vans as scheme achieves four thousand members. IOC chair Carl Lomas sat at the Governance council Oct bringing more van vision to the London standard turned national. FORS passed four thousand members in the last quarter, half of the vehicles are vans, the FORS emblem born in London has become a national representation of fleets working inside the standard to look at workforce, vehicle, compliance and clean air. The very latest standards V4 are published, take a look below, The bar has been raised a little for gold standard and some silver requirements have been passed down to Bronze.

 

DfT

Senior Traffic Commissioner's Guidance  Reported road casualties 2015 Reported road casualties 2016

TfL

TfL bulletins Mayoral manifesto 2016 

MCIA

Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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Institute of Couriers President, Viscount, Lord Falkland, ‘ This is a solution to the next generation workforce’.

Photo features Academic support for the new degree apprenticeship including West London University and Derby University.

2017 Honorary Fellowship for the Institute of Couriers is awarded to John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer Heathrow Airport.

The Institute of Couriers appoints one honorary fellow each year. On the evening of Feb 10, 2017 IOC President Viscount, Lord Falkland will award the honorary fellowship to Heathrow boss, john Holland-Kaye.

The ceremony of IOC Fellow's Gowning takes place once each year. TfL boss Mike Brown took Hon. FIoC in 2016, UK traffic commissioner Sarah Bell in 2015, Sir Peter Hendy in 2014.

 

 

Next generation workforce success for exploding final mile!

IOC president, Lord Falkland,

This is a solution to the next generation workforce in final mile and we should be proud of the dedication of employers in the sector who have given time, expertise and energy to reach this goal for our sector.

Breaking New Year news will report the details but here is a shot from the front page with the ink still wet.  Success for next generation front line final mile. BIS, Dept for Education have cleared the Trailblazer level two standard for delivery.

 

Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics group, has completed the acquisition of UK Mail, one of the UK’s leading Parcels, Mail and Logistics services companies.

Peter Kane, the founder and Chairman of UK Mail, adds:

We are delighted to become part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading and one of the most respected logistics groups. We, and our customers, will benefit from their global reach and expertise and we will be able to offer their global customers a seamless and highly sophisticated service within the UK market.

Further to the resolutions passed by UK Mail shareholders at the General Meeting and the Court Meeting on November 18, 2016, the acquisition was granted unconditional clearance by the European Commission on December 16, 2016 and UK Mail’s Scheme of Arrangement effecting the acquisition was sanctioned by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales on December 20, 2016. With this, the companies will cancel the listing of UK Mail Group plc shares, amend the company’s Articles of Association and will add UK Mail’s operations to the European parcel network of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

Carl Lomas, Chairman of the Institute of Couriers, on this week's tribunal case

The first of four tribunals begin Tuesday Nov 22. These throw the spotlight on employment in the express logistics sector which already operates on all three platforms of employment. PAYE, self-employment or a mixture of the two. Explosion in e-retail will form a far greater challenge in the business model, at the heart of e-retail challenge is the perception of free delivery. The sector is likely to double in the next five years as e-retail numbers explode.

Value of delivery is often perceived as free and here lies the greatest challenge whether the sector is PAYE or self-employed.

DWP Logistics national team headed by Alex Farkas take a look at Express.

IOC chair Carl Lomas delivered the pineapple presentation to DWP regional managers to showcase exploding figures in Express, home delivery, final mile logistics. Retail shift from high street to home delivery was at the heart of the presentation using IMRG figures explaining trends of workforce move as shoppers changed to internet shop.  Lomas talked Trailblazer from level 2 to 6, a job for life in an emerging sector of logistics as shopping trend moves from high street to e-retail internet shopping and home delivery.

Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA)  AGM at the NEC Bike Show

FORS, TfL and electric all featured at the top brass bike show briefing by MCIA with Highways England launch for next generation framework on two wheelers.

IOC were in Birmingham for halls full of bargains at the MCIA NEC Motorcycle Live motorbike show, check the full story from electric zero bikes to TRON cycles

MCIA used the show to host their AGM and report on all things two wheels. MCIA boss Steve Kenward launched the very latest ‘Motorcycle Safety and Transport Policy Framework’ third edition, 160 pages in alliance with Highways England and the National Police Chiefs Council.

Steve commented,

Don’t go to bed before you have read it! 25 years in the making, a long term solution and two key themes, education and awareness.

 

Meet the Zero Motorcycles Zero SR, a zero-emission electric bike -  £9k to buy with grant - the power of a thousand ccs !

 

Erik Huisinga  UK Head of Zero Motorcycles quotes "running costs near zero" Carl Lomas LoCity Chair says Zero is cool alternative and ready now.

 

Millennium of  transport in Saturday morning Lord Mayor's Show

 

Life-blood of commerce in the City of London for Lord Mayor's Show.

 

Institute of Couriers chair Carl Lomas,

Rain lashing down, but no dampening of the spirit for transport showcase of logistics for new Lord Mayor. Pimlico plumbers steal show with Santa's sleigh. A thousand years of transport combine at  head of parade for Royal Mail and the Carmen transport livery - take a live look with the BBC this morning. Full story and updates of the next generation of express logistics workforce that will set a future development of express, home retail and final mile e-retail delivery through apprenticeship education to serve the next millennium of transport.

Institute of Couriers fellows cheered from under their IOC brollies at Guildhall and Carmen apprentice Caitland caught you the very first photos as the procession of transport proceeded down Gresham Street to Mansion House.

 

Eighty years of broadcasting celebrated at Ally Pally as transport walked up the North London hill for a freight expo. A keynote from Val Shawcross Deputy Mayor of London, TfL and the LoCity team; IOC chair Carl Lomas spoke as Chair for the LoCity van group.

 

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