Release Date: 25 January 2007
Release ID: 1213
Woodland International Transport Company Ltd, a leading independent freight forwarder with offices in the UK, USA and Dublin, is celebrating winning the Training and Staff Development Award at the British International Freight Association’s annual awards ceremony.
Woodland was praised by BIFA for its innovative approach to training, particularly for its proactive involvement with local schools to encourage A-level students to take up a 2-year trainee programme in the logistics business.
As part of an ambitious programme to educate young people about international trade, Woodland also conducted simulated interviews with pupils from local schools, offered work experience placements and gave students the opportunity to visit Woodland’s head office to see for themselves exactly what is involved in freight forwarding and logistics.
Commenting on the award, Kevin Stevens, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Woodland International Transport, said: "Having made such a large investment in training over the last few years, we are absolutely delighted to receive such prestigious recognition. Our two-year training programme, now in its second year, has proved to be very successful and I have every confidence that our trainees will emerge as some of the finest freight forwarders of the future.”
The Freight Service Awards are given annually by BIFA to companies demonstrating excellence in a range of categories, including quality, customer service, security, innovation, education and marketing. This year’s ceremony took place on January 18th at the Brewery, London.
The Woodland International Transport Group has enjoyed steady growth since it was formed in 1988. The company has national coverage in the UK an office in Dublin and also owns its Anglia Cargo Terminal headquarters in Essex.
Woodland offers a full range of multimodal and value added services, including customs clearance services.
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