Labour Shortages Conference
Online delegate pack
Sally Gilson, Head of skills and Welsh Policy
FTA’s annual Skills Report identifies trends in the logistics workforce – this session will examine 2019’s key findings, including a first look at the future of logistics, and the potential skills which will be required by the industry.
Click here to download the latest FTA Logistics Skills Report 2019
Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director, Talent in Logistics
Talent in Logistics’ recent studies have identified the challenge which an ageing population will pose to the industry’s businesses in the future. This session will discuss the organisation’s latest research findings, as well as identifying methods businesses can use to engage with the workforce of tomorrow.
Kerrie Salisbury, Future Talent Advisor, AO Logistics
Becky Lawes, Former apprentice, AO Logistics
In an impressive case study on local engagement, AO Logistics’ Kerrie Salisbury and Becky Lawes will share their learnings on establishing links between business and community to offer young people enterprise skills and encourage them to consider logistics careers in the future.
Jason Greaves, Operations Director, Manpower
With the driver shortage reaching critical levels in some areas, Manpower and Specialised Training Services will share key learnings from their work to change perceptions of the logistics industry, and how they attract, train and deploy skilled drivers to help reverse the decline in employee numbers.
Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics, Think Logistics
Learn how logistics companies can engage directly with young people via the Think Logistics project, exciting them about careers in logistics and developing future talent pipelines. The workshop will also provide a chance to see new Department for Transport-funded Think Logistics videos aimed at employers and young people for the first time.
Adam Waters, Director Digital Content, Training, and Forces Media Academy, BFBS
A practical, plain English workshop giving tips and ideas for how to run effective campaigns to help recruit young people. No jargon, no buzzwords, just simple ways to get you thinking differently about comms.
Daren Thomas, Sales Executive Commercial Strategy & Development, BFBS
Simon Osbourne, Director of Ex Forces Information Services
The British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) media platforms and staff offer companies unique access and insight on how to engage with the Armed Forces community, through TV/radio/ online/social media. This session will show how business can use these platforms to attract and retain already skilled employees into commercial vacancies in “Civvy Street.” FTA members will get a special discount for vacancy posts on jobs.forces.net, by using the code FTA10.
Emma Coleman, Client Partner, Havas People
How can logistics attract new talent to the sector? Havas People shares details of its award-winning campaign, which used social media to attract new employees to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services – a sector which faces similar employment challenges to our own.
Jennifer Swain, Head of Resourcing, Clipper Logistics PLC
To celebrate DFT’s Year of Diversity in Logistics, Clipper Logistics will share details of its Fresh Start campaign, which has attracted 120 new employees since July 2018.