Think Logistics provides a range of volunteering and employer-led activities to enable employers to engage with the workforce of tomorrow. Each activity is designed to ensure that young people are inspired by logistics and have the skills & knowledge to successfully pursue a career in the sector.
How Think Logistics works
Think Logistics is an award-winning, simple and time-effective way for organisations and individuals to engage with young people and inspire them about the logistics sector.
There’s a range of ways in which you can get involved with Think Logistics, either as an individual or as a whole team:
- Mentoring: mentor a young person in secondary or further education, helping them develop the skills & knowledge needed for a career in logistics.
- Masterclasses: deliver a one-hour session on the skills needed for a career in logistics, and share your career story about logistics.
- Work placements: developing skills first hand in the world of work can transform a young person’s career and help you build a diverse talent pipeline.
- Workplace visits: provide young people with a behind-the-scenes tour of your workplace and the chance to see what goes on in a logistics organisation.
- Workshops: deliver virtual workshops and enterprise activities to schools and colleges to raise awareness of the logistics sector and inspire the next generation of supply chain professionals.
Impact: Delivering for young people and employers
After learning about the logistics sector from a Think Logistics workshop:
- 81% of students have a better understanding of the breadth of the logistics profession
- 96% of students better understand the variety of routes into the logistics profession
- 62% of students are more likely to consider a career in logistics
It’s also a great way for employers to engage with the workforce of tomorrow and develop the skills of their staff:
- 75% of employers said if given the opportunity, that they would hire their Career Ready intern
- 70% of internship supervisors said that, in just four weeks, their coaching skills had improved
The Think Logistics network
We are proud to have the support of the following organisations:
- BIFA (British International Freight Association)
- CEVA Logistics
- North West Trucks
- Logistics UK
- RHA (Road Haulage Association)
- Volvo Trucks
Speak to us about getting involved.
Think Build provides young people with opportunities to succeed in the building industry. By connecting companies and schools, it will ensure that the next generation has the skills and experience to succeed.
With the support of employers, young people from lower-income backgrounds are provided with internships, mentoring, masterclasses, and workplace visits required to address the building industry’s future skill shortage. There are currently 135 young people on the programme across London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Cardiff.
With 98% of students going into positive destinations, Think Build provides a diverse and socially mobile talent pipeline for employers.
Why Think Build is needed
Generating approximately £100bn every year for the economy, the building industry is vital to the UK’s prosperity.
However, the sector faces a significant skills shortage, with almost one-fifth of vacancies classified as hard to fill. Far too few apprentices and graduates are entering the sector, a situation worsened by the fact that almost 400,000 current workers are expected to retire over the next decade.
Think Build will help ensure that the building industry has a pipeline of talented, experienced, and diverse young people.
This is your chance to tap into a diverse talent pipeline and enjoy the business benefits which the Career Ready programme can bring to your organisation.
From providing internships to delivering presentations on career opportunities and skills, there are many ways in which your company can get involved and benefit.