Wincanton has announced that it will be opening the doors of its Stoke-on-Trent site to the public as part of Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers weekend. Taking place at its Screwfix, Trentham Distribution Centre on Saturday 18th March from 10:00-14:00, the logistics firm is offering site tours around the distribution centre with management, a presentation about the site with a Q&A session to follow and refreshments. Site is also encouraging the local community to get involved in visiting the site to find out more about the diverse world of logistics.
The logistics industry contributes a significant £139 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy, however despite being one of the nation’s biggest employment areas, research shows that 90% of the UK has never considered a career in the logistics sector. Logistics UK’s Discover Logistics Careers weekend breaks the barrier, offering attendees the opportunity to see inside the world of logistics, speak with those in industry and participate in on-site tours and taster days, as well as discover the variety of roles and potential available.
Policy Advisor for Skills at Logistics UK, Jonas Keat, comments: “The logistics sector employs 2.7 million people across the entire UK economy.
“It is a fast-moving, modern industry offering a wealth of roles, from driving and warehouse co-ordination to office-based management roles and new business development. We are looking forward to welcoming people into our members’ premises to showcase the breadth of roles available within the sector, and demonstrate exactly why logistics is so key to the future success of our economy.”
Sally Austin, Chief People Officer at Wincanton, comments: “Wincanton is a people driven company that cares about you and we are confident we have the flexibility to match your individual requirements, talent and skills. Come and visit us to see what it’s like to work in an exciting and innovative industry, where we have a range of opportunities to suit you now, and build your career in the fastest growing supply chain solutions company in the UK.”
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.
Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.