This week, TEPS welcomed students from an employability course on a tour of their warehouses and gave them an introduction to what life is like working in logistics, and the responsibilities involved in a warehouse job.
Their 12 week course is provided by Fareshare Hull & Humber & Goodwin Development Trust, and assists people in North Hull, Bransholme and parts of East Hull who are unemployed and want to work in logistics. It includes hands on experience of logistics, manual handling and food hygiene in the Fareshare warehouse, as well as help with other aspects of job seeking such as CV writing and interview skills. There is also an opportunity for students to get their forklift licence at the end of the training, so the course really is providing the essential skills and qualifications needed to get into warehousing.
Warehouse Manager, Shaun Greaves delivered the tour. As soon as Shaun heard about the course and that that the students were looking for sites to visit, he was more than happy to agree to a tour and booked a few hours of his time to dedicate to the students.
Course coordinator, Dave Ellis thanked Shaun for his hospitality, adding that “All of the learners were amazed how big the warehouse was and have developed a better understanding of how different warehouses work. Even yesterday, my learners where still talking about the visit, which goes to show what a great impact this had. Once again many thanks and we hope we can develop this partnership further.”
The John Good group is also planning to partner with Fareshare again in the future, as part of our upcoming 2020 employee volunteering programme – so watch this space for more news on upcoming projects.