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Leading Logistics Firm Places Faith In Apprenticeships

Updated: 15/08/2017

A leading Sheffield logistics firm has placed its faith in local young people by providing a variety of apprenticeship schemes.

Leading Logistics Firm Places Faith In Apprenticeships

Pictured: DBL Logistics apprentices James Vernon, Harry Duce, Daisy Ryall and Joel Cooke.

Apprenticeships at DBL Logistics, based on Tinsley Park Road in the Lower Don Valley area of Sheffield, has seen four young people land jobs with the leading Sheffield City Region firm with more to come in the near future.

The firm’s 20-year-old junior accounts assistant Daisy Ryall is currently in her second year of an AAT Level 3 qualification at The Sheffield College’s City campus on Granville Road while working four days a week at DBL.

Daisy was also shortlisted in the Sheffield Apprentice of the Year category at the North Midlands and South Yorkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

Daisy, who works in the finance department, said: “After my A Levels I decided to look into apprenticeships instead of going to university. I really enjoy working at DBL and I’ve received so much support.”

Joel Cooke, 18, has also successfully completed a one-year apprenticeship NVQ in Business and Administration and is now part of the traffic team.

Harry Duce, 24, is in his second year at DBL following a successful one-year apprenticeship in the warehouse at the firm’s Huntsmans Depot headquarters. The firm has also recently recruited apprentice James Vernon, 19.

James said: "Working for DBL has been fantastic. I’ve been here around two months now – I do bits of everything and it’s all been a fantastic experience. I’m hoping I can continue here for the foreseeable future."

David Clarkson, Managing Director, DBL Logistics, said: "At DBL we’re always looking to blood new talent and we’ve been delighted by the progress made by Daisy, Harry, Joel and James in the time they’ve spent here so far."

He continued: "We feel it’s crucial to not only give youth a chance but also involve more and more young people as they bring so many innovative, interesting, fresh ideas to the team. I’d like to thank all our apprentices for their hard work in their time here so far – here’s to many more years to come."

Employers wanting more details about the benefits of apprenticeships can click here. If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship with the College, please click here for further details. 

For more information about DBL Logistics, visit www.dbllogistics.com.