Logistics Associate Apprenticeship Validated12 June 2018
'Logistics Associate' Apprenticeship Validated
The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship – a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics was recently validated by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) paving the way for the first intake of apprentices in September 2018. This new industry led apprenticeship programme is a first in the freight, distribution and logistics sector in Ireland and the first non-craft apprenticeship to be offered by DIT School of Management, Aungier Street.
“The announcement of the new Logistics Associate programme really demonstrates what industry can achieve when working collaboratively,” says Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI. “The consortium of business supporting the programme – which includes FTAI, IIFA, CILT, the Shipbrokers Association and an impressive list of employers – are committed to delivering a meaningful, active programme which will deliver the skilled young people which the Irish logistics industry needs to keep moving. We are all facing the same recruitment challenges and it is heartening that we have all been able to contribute to what will be such an impressive programme that will change the lives of so many young people currently seeking work.”
“The logistics sector is a vital cog in the Irish economy, yet many people are unaware of what jobs are available and what they entail. It is vital that industry is committed to leading the formulation and delivery of this apprenticeship programme from the front to ensure that working in the transport and logistics sector is an appealing and exciting professional opportunity for young people seeking a rewarding and challenging career.
By 2020 the government plans to have 72 apprenticeship programmes in operation (currently there are 25 with 11 new validated programmes) and 9,000 registrations for apprentices per annum.
The new Apprenticeship will be overseen by the National Apprenticeship Council, while the further education and training authority SOLAS is the lead agency responsible for apprenticeship on behalf of Government, working in close partnership with the Higher Education Authority, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, industry and education and training providers across further and higher education. SOLAS' responsibility includes maintenance of a national register of employers approved to take on apprentices and a national register of apprentices.
Those interested in finding out more about the new apprenticeship standard should contact FTA Ireland at www.ftai.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org