Apprenticeship Programme in Logistics at DIT School of Management

12 December 2017

Left to right: Mr Declan Allen- Assistant Head of the DIT School of Management, Dr. Tersesa Hurley- Head of DIT School of Management, Dr. Brian Norton- DIT President and Mr. Richard Bruton- Minister for Education and Skills. Far right: Natasha Kinsella, Regional Skills Forum Manager Dublin

Declan Allen, Assistant Head of the DIT School of Management, in collaboration with a strong industry-led consortium consisting of professional bodies, industry representative groups and logistics companies, will develop an apprenticeship programme in Logistics. 

The programme will develop the skills necessary for a Logistics Associate, who is responsible for coordinating the movement of goods in a company, including the planning and coordinating of all warehousing and transportation activities in the supply chain.

Mr Allen stated ''I am especially delighted to be part of the successful Logistics Associate Apprenticeship proposal and I wish to congratulate and thank everybody involved for their invaluable contribution to the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship submission over the summer months. We envisage recruiting our first cohort of apprentices in the summer of 2018 ready for DIT  College of Business, School of Management academic year in September 2018.''

Apprenticeship programme in Logistics

Left to right: Dr. Brian Norton- DIT President, Dr. Tersesa Hurley- Head of DIT School of Management, Aidan Flynn- General Manager of FTAI and Chair of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Consortium, Garry McCabe- Human Resources Director Kuehne + Nagel (Ireland) Ltd., Seamus Kavanagh- Executive Officer, Irish International Freight Association

Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI, and Chair of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Consortium is delighted with the announcement:  “This is significant for the transport and logistics sector, and badly needed.  There is an acute shortage of skilled workers across the sector, and the new apprenticeship will provide an opportunity for existing employees to upskill themselves, as well as attract new talent to one of Ireland’s most varied and thriving employment areas.”

Speaking after the event, Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, said, “We were delighted to welcome Minister Bruton to the Dublin Institute of Technology Grangegorman campus to make this very significant announcement about new apprenticeships. These apprenticeships, which are branching into new industry areas, will provide valuable opportunities for young people to further their education as an intrinsic part of their careers. We are delighted that colleagues at DIT, in collaboration with major industry partners, have been awarded development funding for two new apprenticeships.”

The 26 new apprenticeships are part of the government’s Action Plan for Education, which aims to double the number of new apprentices registered to 9,000 by 2020 and expand further into new areas. 

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