Freight forwarding apprenticeships set to address UK's skills shortage
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has urged UK freight forwarders to take advantage of ...
The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Graeme Wilkinson (pictured).
Mr Wilkinson has over 20 years’ experience of freight forwarding and joins from Pantos Logistics, where he was import operations assistant manager. He has also had roles with CH Robinson, MIQ Logistics and Emery Worldwide.
Carl Hobbis, BIFA training development manager, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Graeme to our team. His wide range of industry knowledge, covering many aspects of forwarding and logistics, is perfect for the delivery of our freight and customs training.
“With Brexit and the development of a relevant freight forwarding apprenticeship in the pipeline, we expect the need for training to increase and we plan to add to the team early in the new year,” he added.
Robert Keen, BIFA director general, said: “It is an exciting time to be joining BIFA, while we push to improve the quality of education and skills development, and cultivate the next generation of freight forwarders.”