Volvo Trucks has signed up to an initial three-year partnership agreement with Career Ready’s Think Logistics programme.
Career Ready provides volunteering and employer-led activities to enable employers to engage with youngsters and each activity is designed to ensure that young people are inspired about logistics and have the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the sector. Participating employers can get involved either as individuals or as whole teams in activities including mentoring, master classes, paid internships, workplace visits and career workshops.
Amanda Hiatt, Marketing Director at Volvo Trucks said: “We are delighted to have launched a working partnership with Career Ready’s Think Logistics programme. Initially, many of our executives and senior management will support in rolling out seven different Think Logistics programmes, to schools, colleges and universities in and around the Midlands.
“This is a refreshing and exciting thing for us to do, which will help introduce young people to Volvo Trucks. In the longer term there may also be an opportunity to involve our dealer network in this initiative.”
Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics at Career Ready added: “Our fantastic new partnership with Volvo will allow Career Ready to offer the very best logistics-focused careers education to even more young people across the UK. Volvo, alongside our growing network of national employers from the logistics industries and Think Logistics group, are helping us invest in a diverse talent pipeline, our workforce of the future.”