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Davies Turner boosts opportunities for youngsters with fourth wave of apprentices

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david turner trackNew group will follow in the successful footsteps of first three intakes
Davies Turner is again seeking applicants for its National
Apprenticeship programme following the success of the first three years
and the high retention rate amongst the previous candidates.
The programme has been running since June 2010.
The new group will be based at the main Davies Turner locations up and
down the UK and will undertake a 20 month long apprenticeship with the
leading independent forwarding and logistics provider. The course
includes the multimodal forwarding qualification developed and
accredited by the British International Freight Association.
Davies Turner is targeting school leavers and graduates looking to make
their first career move in the logistics industry. “All will benefit
from first class, mostly in-house training and mentoring from our well
qualified existing staff. This provides the perfect foundation to a
career in supply chain management”, says group chairman Philip Stephenson.
He adds: “The next set of trainees will be joining us at an exciting
time as global trade starts to recover and demand strengthens in the
freight industry, so we are already expanding further our portfolio of
services for British exporters and importers.”
The trainee scheme is in operation nationwide at Davies Turner’s main
hubs. The successful applicants will be between 18 and 24 and will be
recruited from appropriate websites, as well as training and educational
establishments. Participants will spend time in the overland, ocean and
logistics divisions as well as with Davies Turner Air Cargo, and group
accounts. Starting salaries will be commensurate with candidates’
qualifications and they will receive six-monthly increments, subject to
successful reviews.
DT logo 09-10What makes the ideal entrant to the Davies Turner trainee scheme?
Mr Stephenson says: “The entry requirements for candidates are
straightforward and will be applied flexibly: good A Levels or a useful
degree are the starting point, plus commercial flair and an ability to
work well with colleagues as well as customers. Equally important is an
ability to take the long view – both of the very competitive business we
are in, and their own career path. Should these trainees show real flair
and determination, we can easily see them in management positions at
quite an early stage in their careers”.
“This scheme is a win-win for both Davies Turner and the apprentices.
The young people gain a secure foothold and expertise in multimodal
freight forwarding and logistics, whilst we gain energetic, highly
motivated and forward-thinking staff to drive our business into the future.
“To me, the success of our scheme is the number of trainees who remain
with us whether in sales or operations and central services including IT
after their training programme is complete.”

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