At SDW we are really passionate about the freight & logistics profession, and as a leading recruiter to the shipping sector, we’ve seen first hand over the last couple of years how difficult it has become to recruit good, experienced freight forwarders.
People have retired and with the death of the dock runner there has been no new trainees coming in to learn the business. There of course is also an image problem – freight is not seen as a ‘sexy’ and we need to do more as an industry to promote this great & rewarding career choice in schools & colleges, but we’ll leave that for a blog for another day.
If you are looking to recruit, build a team long-term and to be able to train someone in the you want things done, and not how company X does them down the road, hiring an apprentice could be the perfect solution for you.
Hiring an apprentice can also be very cost effective too & a lot easier than most people think. There are also various funding & grants available from the government, including the apprenticeship levy to tap into.
Hiring an apprentice also allows you to diversify and freshen up your workforce & help supercharge your business.
Now with a specific apprenticeship available in Freight Forwarding, there is no better time to start to look to recruit an apprentice.
Don’t leave it until July or August, as school levers are looking to secure apprenticeships now, ready for when they leave school in May / June.
At SDW, we can put you directly in contact with the relevant BIFA approved training providers, so you can find out more without obligation & if you wish, to get the ball rolling.
One of the key elements in ensuring that hiring an apprentice is a success story, is ensuring that you recruit the right, enthused apprentice, who is keen to learn & fully committed.
You can advertise your apprenticeship opening for free using the government website, but if you want maximum exposure, ensuring you get the pick of the best available applicants, we can advertise your apprenticeship across all the major job boards including CV Library, reed.co.uk, indeed, supply chain jobs online and across social media, and provide you with your own cloud based dashboard to manage all applications from, in one place.
Our Recruit Direct advertising service normally costs £399, but we are offering a 10% discount on all apprenticeship advertising packages, and we’ll even write & post the advert for you. We can even be actively involved in the shortlisting process if you’d like.
You can visit BIFA’s dedicated website for freight forwarding apprenticeships by clicking here.
You can also download BIFA’s top tips for hiring an apprentice by clicking here.
You are welcome to contact any of the team here at SDW at any time, who can offer advice and put you in contact with the relevant training providers for your area & help with any recruitment advertising needs by either calling 023 8033 6633 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org