Forwarder Davies Turner's apprentice drive

14 / 09 / 2016

  • Apprentices start with an induction/training week at Davies Turner’s Coleshill head office'

For the seventh year in succession, UK freight forwarder Davies Turner has recruited apprentices for its  two-year national apprenticeship and trainee programme.



The company has increased the number of recruits every year since it became an early adopter of the revitalised apprenticeship concept in 2010, and this year will see a record number, with 15 trainees starting this month at the company’s main freight hubs throughout the UK.

Most are either A-level school-leavers or graduates.

The new apprentices will learn all aspects of Davies Turner’s business during the two-year apprenticeships and can be confident that like many of their predecessors they can progress into management and supervisory roles.



The company’s National Apprenticeship programme lasts 20 months, and participants spend time in all surface freight and logistics divisions, as well as getting an overview at Davies Turner Air Cargo, central administration, IT and the accounts departments.

Davies Turner Group Chairman, Philip Stephenson, said: “An apprenticeship with Davies Turner, with our wide ranging and multimodal freight services as well as our international logistics operations, offers an excellent grounding in all aspects of the forwarding industry.

"We are pleased to be starting off more youngsters than ever before on a long and rewarding career in the company and the industry.”