The Adult Education Budget released by the UK Government aims to engage adults and provide the skills and learning needed to equip them for work, an apprenticeship or other learning necessary to gain employment.
The funding enables more flexible, tailored programmes of learning to be made available which may or may not require a qualification, to help eligible learners engage in learning, build confidence, and/or enhance their wellbeing.
As testament to their performance in supporting development and growth within the logistics sector, System Group have been awarded a multi-million-pound budget to aid in the creation of skills and support learners entering employability.
The nationally recognised training organisation was awarded the funding in January 2018 with their budget value being in the top ten of businesses awarded across all UK sectors.
System Group have been committed to equipping adult learners with key employability skills to support the growth of the logistics sector since the business was founded in 1996. Since then, System Group have rooted themselves at the heart of the logistics sector, supporting some of the UK’s most recognised brands.
Last year, through AEB funding, System Group ran courses in Warehousing & Storage, Forklift Truck, Logistics Operations and more, providing 2,123 learners with over 9,600 qualifications, a high proportion of which subsequently secured employment.
System’s experience and profound insight into the sector has been a key reason why many logistics organisations have opted to work in partnership with the training organisation. As well as supporting large businesses with apprenticeship levy funding and long-term strategic workforce development objectives, they act as an outsourced training team covering all areas of learning and development, from employability skills through to leadership and management.
Darren Cunningham, CEO of System Group commented;
“We are of course delighted to have received the funding which is reflective of the hard work and dedication of our business over the past few years.
The logistics sector is and will continue to be an integral part of the UK economy, and we’re excited that through the support of the Adult Education Budget, we’ll be able to introduce further skills and career development opportunities, building depth and stability within these organisations for years to come.”
This release of funding by the UK Government comes as a breath of fresh air as the logistics sector attempts to up-skill and introduce more LGV drivers to fight the existing shortfall of 60,000*.