We are supporting the Freight award in this year’s FTA Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards. These awards recognise the talents of remarkable women in the transport and logistics sector. Fleet planning engineers, operation directors, drivers to graduates have all received recognition from the Awards, bringing to light the wealth of role models for women in the industry.
The total number of jobs in the UK logistics sector is projected to grow by 95,000 between 2010 and 2020, with a replacement demand of 553,000*. This demand will not be met if only half the population would consider a career in it. Too many women have a preconceived idea of what the industry could offer, or see the sector as off-limits. (*Transport and Storage: Sector Skills Assessment 2012, UK Commission for Employment and Skills).
Alex Laffey said: “As a leading name in transport and logistics, it is important we support the industry on the strategic issues it faces. It is great that we have seen the number of women in senior roles increase in recent years, it is now important that we promote the sector as a career choice for younger generations and encourage those who are at the start of their careers to continue to make progress. Everywoman is a great platform for this, providing access to role models and personal development.”
The FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have, over the past seven years, championed and showcased the talented women working within the sector. The awards ceremony will be attended by 400 supporters of women in business from across the industry including pioneering women within the sector, representatives from government and the press. More information can be found at www.everywoman.com/tlawards