System Group calls for supply chain sector to map out apprenticeship pathway


System Group, a national provider of transport and logistics apprenticeship training is calling for the supply chain sector to map out a dedicated career path for young people coming into the industry.

Speaking ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9), David Cormack, strategic partnerships director at System Group, said he wants to showcase the best pathways for those coming into the sector and how the supply chain sector can fit into the career map for apprentices.

He added: “Employers are calling for milestones to identify career paths and the logistics sector needs to respond with clarity, positivity and ambition.

“A career map for the supply chain sector would be welcome, laying out the opportunities on offer and securing future industry skills."

Cormack said the move would be an "exciting" first step in shaping the path for future generations coming into the logistics sector looking for rewarding careers.

He welcomed the new degree-level apprenticeship standard coming to the supply chain sector from mid-2018. This follows approval of Uniserve Group’s supply chain leadership framework by the Institute for Apprenticeships.

He added: “Anything that contributes to bringing fresh talent into the sector and improving skills has to be seen as a good move, so the world's first apprenticeship route to supply chain leadership roles, has to be welcomed,” he adds.

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