Wednesday, September 4, 2013

News: Courier Logistics takes on more apprentices

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Courier Logistics has recruited another three apprentices on to its Real Apprentice Scheme following an expansion in Rotherham.

The firm's recent move from nearby Templeborough to Barbot Hall is part of the year on year growth of Courier Logistics which was established in 1994 with two small ageing vans and now employs 100 staff and enjoys a £10m turnover. It will allow the network's local depot, APC Courier Logistics, to offer cutting edge virtual warehousing services for e-commerce companies.

Working in partnership with The Source Skills Academy, Courier Logistics apprentices work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship qualifications in a range of specialisms, dependent on the individual roles, from administration to customer service, encouraging them towards a career in logistics. It has supported apprentices for some time and has progressed most of their original group into full time employment.

Nick Cusworth, managing director of Courier Logistics said: "At Courier Logistics we are always looking for new ways to grow and develop, keeping ahead of the game with initiatives that will also benefit the local community. The Apprenticeship scheme is something we are really passionate about. It is a fantastic opportunity to see people develop from school leavers into young professionals and to be part of that progression within our business."

The Source Skills Academy has recruited the candidates for Courier Logistics, identifying individuals who would be perfect for the business and continues to support the Apprentices and the business by delivering the Apprenticeship qualifications in the workplace.

Based at Meadowhall, The Source Skills Academy is a flagship centre providing state of the art training and development facilities with a focus on the retail and service sector. It also has a base in Rotherham town centre.

Sarah Borrill, apprenticeship tutor at The Source said: "The Source is pleased to be supporting Courier Logistics with their Real Apprentice scheme. The initiative gives individuals a fantastic opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence whilst working for an organisation that is passionate about its people."

Courier Logistics newest apprentices are Max Allen, 17 - Joe Stacey, 17 and Chris Wright, 19, all of the apprentices are from Rotherham.

Max said: "I was really nervous at first, I came to Courier Logistics straight from school but as soon as I walked into the office I was put at ease, everyone has been extremely supportive and I can always ask for advice with anything I maybe struggling with, there is always someone there to help with the problem. I have received extensive training within my department which has helped my confidence and given me the skills I needed to offer a professional service for customers."

Courier Logistics website
The Source website

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