Mike Brown steps down from chair role for DfT Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce.

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 Photo - Mike Brown at the centre of the STAT team with IOC Tracey Worth Photo - Mike Brown at the centre of the STAT team with IOC Tracey Worth

My closing shout is we should put our full weight for the sector workforce to represent the population.

TfL boss, IOC hon fellow, Mike Brown stands down as STAT chair as he is set to leave his role as Commissioner in May next year after 30 years with TfL.

Mike Brown,

Well done the courier and express sector for getting through apprenticeships for delivery driver and express manager. My closing shout is ‘we should put our full weight behind the need for our industry to represent the population in our sectors. We recognise the challenges, particular those identifying with BAME but we are committed to lead on EDI


Mike Brown,

Big agenda tickets for STAT have been engagement with DFE, IFAte to resolve apprenticeship concerns flagged by STAT members. STAT response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of the salary threshold. STAT have explored options for making future skills a priority piece of work, starting with a Literature Review that would build on the work already undertaken.


Tracey Worth, IOC was at meeting as DfT STAT chair for diversity, she talked about discussions with other existing sectors on EDI that have confirmed that a steady five-point roadmap works. All agree ‘one small change’ is huge and the culture of EDI is about building foundations. Race at Charter was discussed, and the IOC will be formally signing the charter in Feb, but in the meantime, we are proactively encouraging the industry to take up the challenge at no cost.

IOC has allocated exhibition space for this at the Intralogistex Coventry Arena trade show, where there was great success signing up freight companies to the Year of Diversity pledge last year.