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In March 2022, nearly 10 students from the University of Huddersfield visited Expect Distribution for a presentation on current processes including health & safety within a logistics/distribution environment . The students then had an extensive tour at one of our warehouse sites here in Bradford.

The students, who are all in their third year of study, were interested in learning of the technical aspects of logistics managing from contracts to warehouse management and storage.

Gokcay Balci, Senior Lecturer within the Department of Logistics, Marketing, Hospitality and Analytics said “The trip to Expect Distribution in Bradford was a really exciting opportunity for the students. Not only have they the opportunity to visit and learn about a local employer, where many of the pupils aspire to gain placements or jobs in the future, but they saw how contract logistics works as a whole as well as learning about the stringent health and safety protocols implemented in a distribution warehouse environment which links to aspects of their Logistics and Supply Chain courses. We are delighted that such strong links continue to exist between the University and local businesses; whilst we at the University of Huddersfield educate pupils and prepare them for the world of work, Expect Distribution provide a very real incentive and a longer-term objective for the students as they look at their lives beyond University.”

Robert Cafferky, Head of Contract Logistics, Expect Distribution said “We are glad to be able to work together with the University students and have an opportunity to share our expertise and industry insight across a range of topics. As a NOVUS sponsor and with a close relationship with University of Huddersfield, we are passionate about supporting the next generation of talent throughout their academic journey and into professional careers within the industry. We look forward to many more site visits and presentations with the aspiring next generation in the near future.”

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