EXCLUSIVE: Lord Baker visits Magna Park to launch a report on skills within the logistics sector

Posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

A report published recently finds local young people are making decisions about qualifications with a skewed view of the career paths available and little awareness of the jobs market ahead of them.

The report, commissioned by Baker Dearing Educational Trust, identified that despite projected rapid growth in the logistics sector there is an intrinsic lack of young talent being attracted to join it. This can be attributed to the outdated perceptions of young people and their parents that logistics is a low-skilled industry associated with cold, dirty warehouses. Local employers say the reality is quite the opposite and perceptions haven’t evolved in line with changes.

The event also saw the announcement by Gazeley – the developers behind the planning and management of Magna Park – of plans to extend the existing 550 acre warehousing and location park by a further 6 million sq ft in the face of increasing demand from existing businesses on the park for space and other operators seeking to come to the development.

To read the report click here.

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