In early January 2019, Volvo Trucks in Warwick signed up to an initial three-yearpartnership agreement with Career Ready’s Think Logistics programme. AB Volvo in Gothenburg has also jointly funded the new initiative.

Career Ready provides a range of volunteering and employer-led activities to enable employers to engage with the workforce of tomorrow. Each activity is designed to ensure that young people are inspired about logistics and have the skills and knowledge to successfully pursue a career in the sector.

Think Logistics is an award-winning, simple and time-effective programme encouraging organisations and individuals to engage with young people to inspire them about the logistics industry.

Amanda Hiatt, Marketing Director at Volvo Trucks said, “We are delighted to have launched aworking partnership with Career Ready’s Think Logistics programme. Initially, many of ourexecutives and senior management will support in rolling out seven different Think Logistics programmes, to schools, colleges and universities in and around the Midlands.”

Ian Nichol, Head of Logistics at Career Ready said, “Our fantastic new partnership with Volvo willallow 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.”

He added, “Thanks to employers like Volvo, students on the Career Ready programmes receive valuable insight into the kind of jobs available in logistics direct from volunteer mentors from the sector. Alongside master classes and workplace visits – Career Ready and Volvo are openingdoors to career opportunities most students won’t have considered before. As a result, more andmore Career Ready students are choosing Degree Apprenticeship and School Leaver programmes with the employers who have supported them instead of going to university. Last year, 82% of our students said that, following their internship, they would consider working for their employer in the future.”

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