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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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The 22nd National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 9th 2018.

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, will return to the post of chair of judges for 2018. The four key categories remain, two wheels, four wheels, contract and office. The gala evening event is Oct 9th 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 22nd National Courier Awards will be held at the IoD, Pall Mall, London SW1 on Tuesday October 9th 2018.

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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 Cycle Freight Mayor's Transport Policy 2018 

MCIA

Documents produced by the Motor Cycle Industry Association

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Everywomen in Transport and Logistics Awards 2018 Supply Chain Leader award went to express final mile, IOC fellow, Faye Calland who took the win for supply chain leader 2018.

Faye Calland is National Same Day Manager - Storage, Fashion & Solutions, TNT.

Judged on: Leader – Celebrates a woman operating in a senior role within her organisation. Faye makes a significant contribution to the strategic direction of the business at TNT.

The Supply Chain Leader is awarded to a woman who is innovating and excelling in her role within the supply chain environment.

 

2018 Van driver of the Year award goes to ‘The Hoss’ GLH Driver David Hosler

Greater London Hire, one year on from their fifty year anniversary raised the bar again with a celebration bash to recognise excellence from bike to van in delivery success for London with the core value of family.

Inst of Couriers CEO Tracey Worth was in London with the GLH family and bagged a girl power photo with Zoe Walsh and Rossana Scott to join family in logistics and recognise people at the heart of the sector.

Eddie the Eagle lands on stage to present Swift Logistics a West Berkshire win.

Eddie the Eagle announces,

This year’s Most Committed Organisation to Learning award goes to the Swift Logistics Group, a Newbury-based distribution and warehousing company.

 Adrian Smith, Swift Logistics boss,

Our view at Swift is simple. investment and support of your community and the development of youth is a sound investment in your own future, we follow this mantra in all our decisions and investments in both our business activities and many and varied communities support programs. Our community matters. It’s sustainable, responsible and effective, and more importantly- it feels great!

IOC with the Warehouse Technology Group WTG conference in Manchester.

IOC chair, Carl Lomas got hands-on in the warehouse, now enjoying its eighth year – the WTGLive 'Smart Warehouse' event was a combination of keynote presentations, live demonstrations, advice clinics and networking for logistics and warehousing professionals.

Keynote speaker Mike Vernon, Head of Innovation at Kuehne & Nagel UK shared his extensive experience in employing warehouse technology to reduce costs, increase throughput and deliver a better customer experience.

Alistair Cochrane joins Whistl as Chief Development Director

Whistl, the leading delivery management company in the UK, has announced that Alistair Cochrane is joining the company on 2 July in the new role of Chief Development Director from Parcelforce Worldwide.

Alistair is no stranger to Whistl as he worked for many years at TNT Express, a former sister company of Whistl, then known as TNT Post UK.

Whistl, which is the largest bulk business mail company in the UK, has ambitious growth plans including in the parcels sector where Alistair has unparalleled experience both in the UK and Australia.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, ‘The employment rate has never been higher .

As we dare to think 2018 peak, where will we find workforce?

It's not just Heathrow setting month-on-month records. Employment rate is at a joint record high of 75.6% – this is the 17th record since 2010. All at a time when logistics from road to sortation, freight forwarding to express is in ever greater need of new workforce.

Milestone qualification for Express courier sector.

Hold the front page, Institute of Couriers Chairman Carl Lomas announced at the Microlise transport Conference, May 16  to the largest audience of transport professionals in the UK. Express courier Trailblazer is published today.

This will bring levy-funded training to front line final mile drivers.

 

IFA Trailblazer launch for express courier drivers

Five thousand expected in first year for levy paid twelve month qualification in Express final mile delivery.

Three years in the making, employer built for next generation final mile delivery operators.

The training is already indexed and mapped, find it on the IOC web.

 

Thousands of depots at sortation round-table, IFA Coventry May 9th 2018

Express trailblazer employer group met in strength on May 9th at the Coventry HQ of the Institute for Apprenticeships. Thousands of express sortation depots were at the table to talk knowledge, skills and behaviour, developing vision for a new trailblazer standard for the sortation hub operatives in the express sector.

 

IOC Chairman Carl Lomas, sec of the DfE Inst for Apprenticeships Express employer group talks employment status and levy qualifications.

Lomas met Ben from Yodel to explain the latest position of apprenticeship qualifications for the Express sector and take a broad look at the IOC Taylor response document.

Capturing his thoughts - It’s a sector-wide issue, there is a lot of material on the IOC web worth a look, easy summaries for both Taylor, the IOC response and the March 2018 Good Work document response. There is also a full bubble on the express qualifications  where the first delivery that uses levy is very close at both manager and frontline driver level.

 

Milestone qualification for Express courier sector.

Hold the front page, Institute of Couriers Chairman Carl Lomas announced at the Microlise transport Conference, May 16  to the largest audience of transport professionals in the UK. Express courier Trailblazer is published today.

This will bring levy-funded training to front line final mile drivers.

 

IFA Trailblazer launch for express courier drivers

Five thousand expected in first year for levy paid twelve month qualification in Express final mile delivery.

Three years in the making, employer built for next generation final mile delivery operators.

The training is already indexed and mapped, find it on the IOC web.

 

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