September 08, 2014: GEFCO has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to attract and inspire young talent into the logistics industry.
The programme is aimed at school leavers – aged between 16-24 years old – and is available in 13 sites across the country. A wide range of roles and development opportunities are on offer; from body-shop technicians to customer services and transport office co-ordinators.
The apprenticeship will last two years and allow young people to experience different aspects of the logistics industry. By providing a wide range of experience, apprentices will have the opportunity to build their career at GEFCO, either in a specialist area or even progressing onto the graduate scheme on completion of their apprenticeship.
The GEFCO apprenticeship programme is already off to a flying start with five school leavers having started over the Summer in GEFCO's Manchester, Coventry and Sheerness sites.
John Smith, HR Director at GEFCO UK said: "We are really excited to be launching our new apprenticeship scheme which will allow us to recruit talented young people into our strong and expert team. Through this programme, we will have the chance to develop a wide range of skills in our young apprentices while nurturing in them a passion for the work we do at GEFCO.
"This is a venture we hope to expand in the coming years and represents a great opportunity for young people to gain a breadth of experience in an ever growing and exciting industry. 'Our new apprenticeship scheme enhances a new rejuvenated graduate program and an intern programme which offers talent multiple opportunities to join GEFCO UK."
A major name in industrial and automotive logistics, GEFCO provides complete and efficient logistics solutions for its industrial customers throughout the world via its 10,300 employees.