A specialist academy to train and prepare the next generation of workers in the logistics industry has been unveiled by Northampton College, with students urged to ‘think laterally – think logistics’.

istock 000053169236 large 2 The Logistics Academy will give students the chance to work with local companies through a series of internships and mentoring programmes and employers have been urged to get on board to ensure they benefit too.
Businesses involved with the Logistics Academy will be able to access a pool of newly-skilled workers to help their own growth plans and benefit from the exposure gained through running a number of masterclasses, warehouse tours and a place on the Career Ready advisory board.

Assistant Principal at Northampton College, James Whybrow, said: “The UK logistics industry is facing a series of challenges which are affecting the ability of the sector to grow and develop as quickly as it might.

Northampton College has scheduled a series of drop-in sessions giving advice and guidance to students getting their GCSE results this week.

Exam results are out on Thursday and thousands of students across Northamptonshire will be facing up to some of the biggest questions of their life, such as whether to continue studying for A Levels, taking on an apprenticeship or learning a new skill to prepare them for the world of work.

The cream of the country’s curry industry is set to do battle, with top chefs going head-to-head for the title of the UK’s King of Spice.

The cook-off for the 2015 Curry Chef Awards, organised by the Bangladeshi Caterers Association, will be staged at Northampton College’s Booth Lane campus on October 29.

The challenge will see 30 chefs from 10 different regions showcase their skills by creating a dish from a ‘mystery basket’ of ingredients in just 45 minutes.

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