Leading logistics company DAF Trucks recently announced a three year sponsorship deal with Think Logistics, the national transport and logistics programme delivered by Career Academies UK.
Think Logistics aims to encourage 16 – 19 year olds into a career within the transport and logistics sector.
Ian Nichol, National STEM Development Manager at Career Academies UK said: “Think Logistics is an ambitious project and we’re very pleased with results so far.
“DAF Trucks’ contribution is significant and it will have a considerable impact on our future investment plans for the project.”
Through Career Academies UK, Think Logistics has been delivering industry-specific awareness workshops at schools and colleges across the UK and plans to set up five logistics academies in schools in the North-East, Humberside, East Midlands, Manchester and the South West in September 2015.
Ray Ashworth, Managing Director of DAF Trucks said: “I’ve been deeply impressed with Think Logistics and how it has been engaging directly with young people at schools and colleges.
“With Steve Granite’s infectious passion for trucks and transport and with his unwavering determination to attract a new generation to what is such a dynamic industry, we have an irresistible combination with genuine potential to open the eyes of young people to a range of job opportunities they may not have considered previously.
“I believe we have the ingredients here to excite the next generation.”
Career Academies UK also recently exhibited at Multi Modal, a large freight transport and supply chain management event at the NEC in Birmingham, alongside leading companies in the industry.