LLEP hot-spot at Scania for national AELP transport logistics sector group meeting Thur April 21st

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IOC chair Carl Lomas, Matt Agnew Scania, Stephen Ram  Kissun AELP, Dean Dr David Russell, Univ Derby, Mathew Watson Gen Manager Scania IOC chair Carl Lomas, Matt Agnew Scania, Stephen Ram Kissun AELP, Dean Dr David Russell, Univ Derby, Mathew Watson Gen Manager Scania

Association of education and learning providers, AELP were in the hot spot of East Midlands for logistics, hosted by Matthew Watson Scania at their national truck training centre Loughborough for the specialist sector group responsible for logistics. Chair James Billingham had a host of speakers from LEP to employers. Sue Tilley spoke for LLEP & the midlands engine, Matt Agnew for Scania, this is the largest Scania training centre in the World. Sarah Bell for Univ of Derby spoke about apprenticeship degrees a step to management in the logistics with clear sector focus. Stephen Ram Kissun rounded up with SFA and gave an update on AELP before thanking sponsor SQA.

Carl Lomas, IOC chair, raised the question. What is logistics?

Answering, ‘Logistics, a secret sector, unknown to the next generation, it’s a job role for life.’ Carl used his favourite prop to showcase the sector.

‘What is logistics? ‘A Pineapple is home-delivered, road rail air and sea, retail value one pound.’

Carl continued to deliver a keynote on the Trailblazer apprenticeship - Express delivery courier.  A year in the making.

A phase two submission began Jan 2015. (A year in the making). Employer-rich, both nationals and regionals, SMEs and networks. Support form TfL, TfGM, LEPs, universities and colleges.

The courier trailblazer re-badged.

During a heads of industry meeting Oct 2015, Justin Moore CitySprint, Jon Stockton TNT, & John Nolan UK Mail raised a view beyond courier, encompassing retailers to re-badge Express Delivery.

Last day of January 2016, Gerry Swift at BIS confirmed approval of the Express Delivery Driver standard, subject to some final amendments.

BIS recognition for the trailblazer apprenticeship standard in Express delivery, courier at level two for our front line workforce from walking post through bike, van and heavy vehicle driver.

Framework submitted to March 2016 deadline.

The assessment framework was already in draft. Lisa Smailes of Pearson Edexcel addressed the heads of industry event on Feb 26th with a vision for a delivery log book and work based testing.’ Employer feedback into working groups developed a framework submission to BIS for the March deadline.

Standards, frameworks all listed here.

The next step for Express courier:-

Friday Feb 12th - Following an employer tele-conference, feedback to add higher level qualifications has been enormous.

Express delivery / warehouse hub operator Level 2

Operative in an express warehouse, load and unload skills to conveyor belt, packages in cages, sortation routes, automation systems to silos for re loading. (Nothing is stored in Express delivery, a happy warehouse/ hub is empty after the shift, every shift.)

Express delivery / courier supervisor level 3

(A driver role where responsibility for package sortation and route allocation takes place, a master/elite driver who spends time in the hub to oversee routes and package allocation, but is still likely to hold a delivery allocation, operating in a dual role of delivery and supervision.)

Express delivery / courier hub manager level 4

(Supervisor / manager, responsible for route allocations of vehicles, both delivery and collection, working from the hub, managing incoming express delivery packages to volume and delivery timescales in a geographic area. Supervising collection routes into the network and allocating returns loads to the wider network. )