JOB Centre Plus has been working with local businesses and organisations to create programmes that support local people getting into local jobs. The course called Access 2 Logistics was a collaboration between Agency East – a community interest company – The Logistics Training Academy at the Port of Tilbury and HDS Personnel.
The programme has been a great success with 22 out of the 33 participants securing employment. The Port of Tilbury has been instrumental in pulling resources together to offer a programme that not only promotes working in the transport and logistics industry but also helps people identify potential career paths in sectors they may not have considered before through the use of specialist profiling and support.
Commenting on the course, Simon Harper at The Logistics Training Academy at the Port of Tilbury said: “We are thrilled that the course has secured 22 local people, local employment. Some of the participants who have lived in Tilbury for years found it interesting to learn more about the port and during the tours around the grain terminal and the paper terminal they were amazed to see the use of high tech machinery and technology.
HDS were also impressed with the course and we have had so many local people interested in working for the port and we have recruited across a wide variety of jobs roles including straddle carrier driving, mooring operations, customer service and clerical roles. Connecting local people with local jobs is a top priority for us and we are delighted that the Access 2 Logistics course has been so successful.”