Freight giant takes on more apprentices

One of the UK’s leading independent freight forwarders, Davies Turner, has announced the latest intake of apprentices – for the seventh straight year.

And 2016 sees an uptick in numbers, with 15 trainees starting this month at the company’s main freight hubs throughout the UK.

The Davies Turner National Apprenticeship programme lasts for 20 months, and the successful applicants spend time in all surface freight and logistics divisions, as well as getting an overview at Davies Turner Air Cargo, central administration, IT and the accounts departments.


‘An excellent grounding’

Davies Turner Group Chairman, Philip Stephenson, said: “Our trainee programme is clearly flourishing and we have an excellent retention rate at the end of each programme, partly because of our mentoring system and determination to open up interesting and responsible career opportunities for the trainees at the end of their apprenticeships.

“An apprenticeship with Davies Turner, with our wide ranging and multimodal freight services as well as our international logistics operations, offers an excellent grounding in all aspects of the forwarding industry.  We are pleased to be starting off more youngsters than ever before on a long and rewarding career in the company and the industry.”