Our Logistics Academy supports our clients recruitment needs and has proven to increase staff retention rates. The aim of the programme is to give job seekers valuable theory & practical skills aligned directly with the requirements of our client. Our programme is accredited by City & Guilds.
The academy as a complete programme is a combination of identifying a job seeker’s barrier to employment, removing these barrier and then supplying the employer with a reliable pre-trained employee.
The recruitment resource removed from the client is a major financial benefit to the company, as the client only needs to spend time interviewing the candidates who have completed the academy. Pilot work with the job centre to source eligible job seekers. These job seekers then undertake the logistics academy and only the most suitable candidates are put for to an interview.
A candidate’s journey is as follows:
Interviewed by their job centre advisor to ensure they are aware of the locations of the employer, shifts required and job role.
- The candidate then attends a numeracy & literacy assessment and a further interview, all delivered at the clients premises.
- Successful candidates are then offered a place onto the academy.
- Candidates then attend a 3 week programme 2 days per week gaining information on the clients business requirements and gaining practical ‘on the job’ experience.
- Finally, the candidate is interviewed taking into account their attitude, performance, contribution during the academy as well as how the candidate responds during the interview.
- The client is then free to decide if they wish to take any of the candidates on. All candidates who complete the academy will receive accredited City & Guilds certificates.
The overall benefit to the client is that, should a candidate be taken on as an employee, they can be assured that the new employee is already aware of their job role, expectations and company processes and procedures. They will fit into their new role very quickly and the clients staff retention rate will improve.