Apprenticeships boost for TNT UK


2 December 2011 –  UK Business Secretary Vince Cable visited TNT Express’ depot in Bodmin, Cornwall, on 1 December. He announced that TNT would be among the 250 companies eligible to benefit from £18.7m government funding for advanced apprenticeships. Thanks to the funding TNT will offer apprenticeships at its Bodmin site, as well as other depots around the UK. Malcolm Pickup, head of people performance and developmentat TNT, said: "Our higher level apprenticeships will offer school leavers the opportunity to earn while they learn using workplace learning effectively and provide an alternative to the traditional university-based approach. On completion of successful pilots it is planned to provide these opportunities throughout the UK." TNT Express employs nearly 10,000 people in the UK, one of its largest markets in Europe.

Page publication date: 02 December 2011 14:45 CET