IOC at the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce 2019 report launch

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DPD apprentice Sarah Barlow with Mike Brown and the Master of the Worshipful livery of Carmen, Stephen Britt with her DPD manager Adam Morgan DPD apprentice Sarah Barlow with Mike Brown and the Master of the Worshipful livery of Carmen, Stephen Britt with her DPD manager Adam Morgan

IOC at Broadway SW1 for STAT 2019 annual report launch. Three years of progress – apprentices at the heart of logistics.

Carmen education bursary goes to DPD trailblazer candidate.

The STAT 2019 annual report was launched this week by Mike Brown, Transport for London. ‘The third annual report marks over eight thousand apprentices in logistics since STAT began in 2016.’

Words from minister Nusrat Ghani on the sector's engagement and a full house to talk trailblazer apprentices in logistics.

Download the 2019 report alongside the previous two yearly reports from the IOC archive here

DPD Logistics Trailblazer apprentice scoops 2019 Carmen Bursary


First-ever Carmen livery bursary prize awarded to DPD

Presented by Mike Brown & the Master Carmen

The gala DfT STAT, Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce celebrated apprenticeships in logistics and launched its annual report in Broadway Building St James.

STAT Chairman, TfL Boss Mike Brown with the Master Carmen, Stephen Britt presented Logistics level three Apprentice Sarah Barlow, working within DPD International Operations Department at Hinckley with the first-ever Carmen Livery logistics education bursary. A five hundred pound bursary to help a logistics apprentice on their way to a career in the sector.

Sarah works in the role of International Solutions Co-ordinator and is one of the very first candidates on the new Logistics stream, ‘Freight Forwarding’ Trailblazer apprenticeship delivered by the Logistics Skills Alliance at West Thames, Heathrow.

Mike Brown presented the Carmen apprenticeship bursary for education 2019 to DPD Trailblazer apprentice -

I have been asked to present a Carmen livery bursary to Sarah in recognition of her exemplary work on the new Level 3 Freight Forwarding qualification. Can I firstly congratulate Sarah for all her hard work. Sarah is one of the first cohort to this apprenticeship and has shown exemplary skills through the 60 tasks she is completing to demonstrate all knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this standard. I know Adam Morgan her department manager is a keen advocate of the programme and wanted to mark Sarah’s achievements. I’d like to underline how important the development of apprenticeships are to supporting the growth of the freight and logistics sector and how exciting it is to see apprentices training in the sector.


Minister Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, spoke passionately about future workforce in logistics and the importance of the new apprenticeships.

We need to attract talent from all areas. I am pleased to see the sector engaged with apprenticeships, 8,200 apprentices in logistics since 2016. Opportunities have been made to all and the sector has made progress in diversity and inclusion.


Neena Gharu, Logistics Skills Alliance,

As part of International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship ( Level 3) Sarah was one of the very first to be enrolled in the country.


The Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce 2019 annual report

Three Years of Progress, Mango Logistics apprentice on stage, DPD win Carmen apprentice award. IOC hon fellow John Holland-Kaye to talk air, praise for the diversity and inclusion work for logistics done by Tracey Worth.

VIPs for the full house Broadway building event included Heidi Alexander, Dept. Mayor of London for Transport, Darren James, CEO, Costain, Philip Hoare, President of Atkins, Sue Percy, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Kate Lester, CEO, Diamond Logistics features in the 2019 report signing the Inclusion pledge for diversity in logistics.

Keynote Speech by Mike Brown MVO ,

Your support is essential, I encourage employers to engage apprentices and build our next generation logistics workforce. It's great to see so many apprentices here this evening. 8,200 apprenticeship starts in road and rail since STAT launched in 2016. This year we have made progress to our twenty per-cent target for inclusion of females in logistics.


Tracey Worth, Driving diversity and inclusion in Transport

Mike Brown, ‘I congratulate Tracey Worth on great diversity work in the sector.’


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Photo, IOC CEO Tracey Worth, diversity chair for STAT with Mike Brown and DfT Katherine De Marco at STAT 2019 report launch.


Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State , 'We need to attract talent from all areas of our communities to the transport sector.

Talking next generation workforce, Mango Logistics, express apprentice was on stage with four fellow apprentices. The Apprenticeship Experience – through their eyes'. Katie Kelleher hosting with Kimmy Hibbert, Catriona Kilgour and Cameron O’Connell. Jarrell Anthony, express logistics apprentice at Mango, ‘The apprentices spoke, ‘Logistics is so motivating, we do things that help.’ Strong comments, ‘So many different experiences are in logistics. A different challenge every day. Logistics is a carer for life.’ That was the apprentices speaking, our sector future looks sound.’



Warehouse & Storage Level Two candidate

Lee Dryden, ALDI featured strongly in the STAT 2019 report

Level two candidate, Lee Dryden from ALDI featured strongly in the STAT 2019 report for an apprentice in warehouse and storage.

His learning provider, MANTRA comment,

This is an accolade that few new apprentices will achieve since the restructure of the apprenticeship model at Aldi which is targeting Level 2 achievement at first. Only apprentices that demonstrate leadership qualities, hard work and a desire to learn are offered to extend their apprenticeship and study the role of Deputy.

Lee is not flash and has a methodical approach. He has set himself a clear goal to achieve as much as possible, using his time as an apprentice to gain qualifications that will give him the best possible chance to gain promotion & progress within Aldi through Deputy, Section Leader and beyond.


Since moving to the Goods In & Racking Departments, Lee has been trained on Bulk Movers & Reach Truck which has given him the skills to complete complex tasks that are usually afforded to older, more experienced colleagues. The Reach Truck is particularly challenging as, in an effort to reduce accident rates for this type of truck, Aldi have a policy of only training mature and trustworthy staff. These pieces of equipment have given Lee more responsibilities especially during busy periods and peak work volumes such as Christmas, Easter and the recent preparations for Brexit.

When Lee started his course he was quite quiet but as a non-commissioned officer in the cadets the management team saw him grow in confidence and noticed leadership skills that they felt shone through in his approach to work & learning.

Lee was noticed by the RDC manager, Mark Thompson, who, after a discussion with Lee, offered to continue his development to a second year apprenticeship & Level 3 course.

Last modified on Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:01