Business Logistics course offers employment hope in January

For young people looking for a new direction in the New Year, South Essex College is offering that chance with a January start course in Business Logistics at the Thurrock Learning Campus.

Part of a whole raft of short courses available for 16 – 18 year olds who are currently unemployed or on the wrong course; the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Business Logistics has been developed to ensure young people have the relevant skills for employment opportunities in their area.

For those living in and around Thurrock there’s never been a better time to work in the logistics industry. The borough is a major hub for Logistics in the UK; not only is it home to Tilbury Port, the third largest container services within the UK, but in 2013 it will also home the London Gateway deep sea port and logistics park, the largest employment creation project in the UK today.

Set to be the biggest port in Europe, London Gateway is currently being constructed in Stanford-le-Hope and once complete, will create over 30,000 job opportunities and provide some £3.2billion to the UK economy every year.

Head of Applied Science and Technology, Claire Gavaghan, said: “It’s an exciting time for logistics in south Essex. With the growing logistic operations coming out of the area, there is a growing need for qualified staff and this course will equip students with the skills they need to succeed in the logistics industry.”

The course will give young people knowledge of warehousing skills, transport, distribution and storage, organisation and technology in the logistic sector as well as a variety of business related units.

Claire continued: “The London Gateway will have a tremendous impact in boosting employment opportunities that are right on our doorstep and the Business Logistics course is a stepping stone in the right direction to get skilled in the expertise that the Thames Gateway will desperately need.”

The qualification is worth 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. On completion of the six month programme students will be guaranteed a place on the Level 3 in Logistics progression course in September at the College.

Other January start courses include Public Services, Caring for Children, Circuit Training, and Business, Enterprise and Tourism.

View the full range of courses here: www.southessex.ac.uk/inyearstarts/

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