Franklin Sixth Form College in Grimsby were selected in 2015 to become one of only five ‘Career Ready’ Logistics Academies in the UK, backed by an initiative called Think Logistics, which is all about addressing the talent shortage in the industry and encouraging school leavers into a career in logistics.
Over the last two years, the CILT Humber Group and University of Hull Logistics Institute, led by Dr Sarah Shaw, have been working very closely with Emma Swinburn and the team at Franklin College, with the launch of their new Career Ready Logistics Academy.
Every year, a handful of their most talented A Level students are selected to join the Logistic Academy at Franklin College. By doing so, they are given access to a wide range of opportunities, such as logistics industry mentors, enrichment afternoons, where they go on logistics field trips, listen to guest speakers and have summer internships with logistics companies in the Grimsby and Immingham area.
The CILT Humber Group welcomed some of Franklin College’s Logistics Academy students to their Annual Dinner and Dance at the Village Hotel Hull on Friday 5th May, where each student was awarded CILT student membership for the year, courtesy of the CILT Humber Group Annual Dinner and Dance Committee. Presentation was made by Dr Sarah Shaw and Geoff Catterick. Also in attendance and in the photograph are some of the Franklin College Logistics Academy Local Advisory Board, Derek Chadburn of GBA, Justin Atkin from Ragged Edge Consulting and Jessica Kreamer Employer Engagement Assistant from Franklin College.