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Schools Engagement

Reaching Out to Schools and Community Groups

Motivating and encouraging businesses to approach schools and communities

Sector skills shortages are a big concern of BIFA members; therefore, we are committed to helping support you attract the next generation to the freight forwarding and logistics sectors.

We want to help our members build strong partnerships with schools and community groups, so our sector has the skills and knowledge for the challenges that lie ahead.

It is vital to build capacity and start equipping a new generation with the knowledge and skills to face the challenges ahead in the post EU Exit and post Covid-19 world.

Now, more than ever, we need to promote the industry and give young people employment opportunities.

Whether you are an SME or a global provider, in the guidebook below you can find an array of ideas and tips to give you confidence to build a long-lasting relationship with your local school, college or event a community group.

At the same time, you will be promoting your business, the industry and hopefully, make recruitment of young people a lot easier.

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

What I love is that you never know what you’re going to get, every shipment is different and you don’t know what it’ll be until you open your emails in the morning. Every day is a learning curve.


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.


Industry Insights from employers

DB Schenker is a strong advocate for the International Freight Forwarding apprenticeship and we see this as an ideal entry point into the logistics industry. We have enjoyed tremendous success with previous apprenticeship programmes, with students graduating to multiple diverse roles throughout our company.

Ray Hennessy, CEO, DB Schenker