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Career Day Kit

Getting involved in a local community event could do wonders for your business. If you are considering promoting your business to young people at a careers fair, here are some practical tips from our members:

Here are our tips for attending careers days

Company Communications

Company Communications

Think about the way you communicate; use plenty of images and don’t make anything too word heavy, young people generally respond better to visuals.

Get the Audience Involved

Get the Audience Involved

Involve the audience with an interactive activity. Make logistics relevant to young people by asking questions such as ‘what are you wearing and how did it get here?’ Or, set them a challenge to work out how to move a product, such as a phone, from China to the UK.

Take an Apprentice With You

Take an Apprentice With You

Potential apprentices respond well to current apprentices, valuing their opinion and insight. Why not show some success stories or even take a current apprentice with you.

Hands On Experience

Hands On Experience

If practical, invite interested students into your business to take a look around. Target their influencers, such as parents, schools and teachers to set up these visits.

Social Media

Social Media

Generally, apprentices don’t want to receive social media updates from companies in their leisure time. However, they are much more likely to follow and engage with you during a careers fair.

Case Studies

Case Studies

Provide case studies of former apprentices that have progressed within the sector and highlight the various career opportunities that could be available to them.

What’s In It For Me?

What’s In It For Me?

Demonstrate employee benefits and any other perks your company offers.

 

Promote the Industry

Promote the Industry

Refer to our booklet ‘Careers in Freight Forwarding’ to promote all of the positive reasons for considering a career in logistics.

Are you looking for an apprenticeship?

One of the big attractions of choosing a career in Freight Forwarding is the different pathways that your career could take you. Here you can read a range of case studies from established BIFA Members supporting this. You can also see top tips from existing apprentices as to why you should consider it.

Industry Insights from apprentices

My apprenticeship has given me a solid understanding of the world of shipping and I really feel like I will work in this industry for life. I have gained a wide range of experience which will continue to grow throughout my career.

Ruby

My apprenticeship has allowed me to find a career in an ever evolving industry that is in demand. It has also allowed me to gain practical experience whilst gaining a new qualification.

Andrew

Industry Insights from employers

Kuehne + Nagal are proud to have led the creation of an apprenticeship that will bring the next generation of freight forwarders into the sector. We look forward to welcoming more apprentices into our business year on year.

Scott Powell, National Director, Freight Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel

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