Fast-tracked firm seeks to solve logistics employment crisis

Fast-tracked firm seeks to solve logistics employment crisis

27.4.2022 | Recruitment

Fast-tracked firm seeks to solve logistics employment crisis

Pioneering logistics-focused career development and recruitment app launch to tackle record vacancies.

TalentX, the world’s first logistics-focused career development and recruitment app is set to launch later this month in a bid to tackle record vacancies in the industry.

TalentX founder and logistics professional Nick Winder won a nationwide entrepreneur competition with Birmingham-based SuperTech, for fully funded no-code tech development in October 2021 and will be launching the new app at the Bruntwood SciTech Innovation Birmingham Campus on 28 April 2022.

Figures released in the run-up to Christmas by industry body Logistics UK revealed that 93% of logistics businesses were having recruitment issues, while the Office of National Statistics reported the highest ever number of vacancies in transport and storage, with 52,000 unfilled positions.

The new app aims to tackle two of the biggest challenges the industry faces in attracting new talent, namely a lack of awareness and poor perception.

Aimed at educators, school, college and university leavers, TalentX provides further details on the many and varied career opportunities in logistics as well as putting potential applicants in direct contact with the UK logistics firms.

TalentX founder, Nick Winder, who started his career as an agency warehouse worker in 1997 and has since go on to hold director positions at DHL and EV Cargo, launching his own business, WIN Logistics, in 2018, said:

“Logistics is a hidden profession. Everything you can touch and see, from your coffee to your clothing, has to pass through the supply chain, but very few people are aware of the huge number of high-value jobs that are created as a result of this.

“TalentX is designed to attract more people into the industry, providing them with a platform from which to grow their careers. While we’re focused on reaching people entering the world of work, there are also a huge number of vacancies available now for talented people looking for a career change.”

Richard Atkinson CBE, who directed air operations in Afghanistan and is now a teaching fellow at Aston University and chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), will be speaking at the TalentX launch event.

He said: “In almost every dimension, the world of logistics is fervently seeking out the talent to take the profession forward. TalentX will connect ambitious individuals to rising demand from agile logistics companies, across the UK.”

“At Aston University – the UK’s leading logistics faculty – we know that logistics roles are fast-moving, action-packed, people-centric, well-rewarded and problem-solving; they are for people who want to make a difference in the world! As a former senior commander of RAF combat forces, I know that amateurs think tactics – professionals think logistics.”

TalentX will be launched on Thursday 28th April at the iCentrum, Innovation Birmingham Campus, Birmingham, B7 4BB.

Logistics recruitment specialist moves to new base

Logistics recruitment specialist moves to new base

4.4.2022 | Recruitment

Logistics recruitment specialist moves to new base

Prime office location with HGV parking facilities.

Port Side Solutions has expanded its business and relocated its headquarters from Ipswich to Felixstowe.

Miles Powell, general manager at the Felixstowe-based business, said the move from smaller premises in nearby Ipswich was needed to keep pace with the sector’s supply and demand recruitment levels.

“Due to the nature of our business and strong demand for HGV drivers, it made sense to be in a prime location where HGV drivers can park up outside the office and call in to see us. Our new office and parking facility at Howard House, Byron Avenue, Felixstowe is in the perfect position.”

Port Side Solutions specialises in managerial, operational and driver recruitment solutions for temporary and permanent staff and prides itself on placing the right candidate in the right role. It currently has a range of vacancies at both its Felixstowe and Southampton facilities with opportunities across East Anglia and Hampshire, including HGV 1, HGV 2, 7.5 tonne and forklift drivers, traffic operators and parcel sorters.

Customers and candidates can get in touch by visiting our offices or calling 01473 276128.

Key appointment to support growth and customer success

Key appointment to support growth and customer success

11.1.2022 | Recruitment

Key appointment to support growth and customer success

Port Side Solutions expands workforce to meet demand for its managerial, operational and driver recruitment solutions.

Joe Blackman joins as a trainee consultant, providing dedicated support to existing customers in addition to administering the company’s compliance and documentation processes and procedures.

Miles Powell, Port Side Solutions’ general manager, says of the appointment:
“Client success is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re delighted to have Joe on board. We’re developing our team with the very best people who will support our customer’s plans for growth and expansion, placing the right candidate in the right role.

In addition to Joe’s appointment, Port Side Solutions currently has a range of vacancies at both its Ipswich and Southampton facilities with opportunities across East Anglia and Hampshire, including HGV1 drivers, traffic operators, parcel sorters and counterbalance forklift drivers. Click here to find out more.

Joe Blackman

Bryco Recruitment prides itself on its ethical flat fees structure

Bryco Recruitment prides itself on its ethical flat fees structure

08.12.2020 | Recruitment

Ethical fee structure brings dividends to bryco

 Recruitment company Bryco is yielding the benefits of Ros Smith’s introduction to fair for all fee structure

 

Ros Smith, senior recruitment consultant at Bryco Recruitment took over the day-to-day running of the agency back in August of this year. With success in placing temporary staff to local warehouse and distribution businesses, managing director Graeme Connor took the decision to bring Ros onboard to help grow the business and use her knowledge in other sectors to branch out.

 

Ros says of her placement: “Graeme and I were on the same page from the start; we both agreed we wanted an ethical fee structure that allows local businesses to place the right candidates.

 

Bryco is going from strength to strength, achieving fantastic results, working with some of the biggest custom brokerage businesses in the area. It’s also gaining recommendations for its processes and fee structure.

 

Ros adds: “We also have an exciting apprenticeship opportunity for a young person within the community to start their own career path with us.”

 

To find out about Bryco and current vacancies visit brycorecruitment.co.uk