Partnership forged to share best practice on skills
Workplace development organisation Acua Solutions Limited hosted an international delegation as a partnership was forged to share vocational education in the logistics sectors in the UK and China.
Logistics and educational officials from China were welcomed to the Coventry headquarters of Acua Solutions Limited as part of a visit organised by Skills for Logistics (SfL), The British Council and the China Federation for Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP).
During the visit the 20-strong delegation learned how the government and the UK logistics sector has invested heavily to develop its skills and training infrastructure over the last 20 years.
They also took part in a number workshops led by Acua Solutions Limited in partnership with Coventry University and colleagues from the higher education and further education sectors.
Neil Withey, client director at Acua Solutions Limited, welcomed the opportunity to share the success of partnerships between Coventry University and employers with the delegation.
"The logistics sector in many ways has set the standard for how beneficial apprenticeships and higher education qualifications can be in supporting businesses to attract new talent and get the best of their teams," he said.
"We've worked in partnership with some of the biggest names in the sector to develop skills and qualification programmes designed to meet the needs of companies and individuals, and the opportunity to share best practice with the delegation from China was one not to be missed."
Jeannine Mortlock, managing director of Acua Solutions Limited, added: "Developing a strong partnership between the UK and China logistics sectors can only be positive to help make the UK a more attractive place for Chinese people to do business, and increase the skills levels of workforces.
"We were delighted to be invited to take part in the delegation visit through our relationships with TNT Express and Ceva Logistics and look forward to developing partnerships with our counterparts in China."