BIFA continues apprenticeship drive

UK freight forwarder group BIFA is continuing its drive to increase the use of apprenticeships amongst members through the launch of a dedicated website.
BIFA said the new website will focus on helping both employers and potential recruits to better understand apprenticeship opportunities in the freight forwarding industry.
The microsite also includes case studies containing tips, all of which come from the experiences of BIFA members and their apprentices.
Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager, said: “Having been actively involved in the creation of the apprenticeship, BIFA has committed to promote the availability of the new apprenticeship and encourage employers and potential entrants to consider this apprenticeship as a route into the industry.
“After meeting with various employers, BIFA wanted to provide a support system that means its members have the accessible resources to enable them to confidently reach out and engage with local communities. The website aims to be a basis of materials to support them in doing so.”

The development of the microsite follows last year’s introduction of the International Freight Forwarding Specialist apprenticeship, providing more opportunities for young people in the industry.

Hobbis added: “One of the big attractions of choosing a career in freight forwarding is the different pathways that your career could take you. On the microsite, visitors can read a range of case studies from established BIFA members which demonstrate some of those fascinating career paths. They can also see top tips from existing apprentices as to why an apprenticeship should be considered."