New learning logistics hub at Rugby College

There is to be a new learning logistics hub set up by Warwickshire College Group at Rugby College Campus. This follows Karen Shuter, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s Rugby branch, pointing out the lack of such training provision in the town.

Centrally located in England and with excellent road links in almost all directions, Rugby has become a logistics hub for several major players including DPD and DHL.

Business Studies students at Rugby College will now study logistics as part of their course in a pilot project. From January 2019 , the first learners from small and medium-sized businesses in the sector will be enrolled onto industry-led level 2 & 3 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport qualifications.

The new learning logistics hub received a £39,100 Skills Challenge Grant and will also provide work experience opportunities as well as a Logistics Office Simulation Facility.

Karen Shuter, of Exact Logistics, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that this opportunity is now available to learners here in Rugby. When you consider how important the sector is to the town, the surrounding borough and the county, it was difficult to believe there was no provision.”

Neil Coker, group vice principal, curriculum at WCG, said: “The learning logistics hub is another example of where we have worked in partnership to support skills needs in the area and link our student body with future job opportunities.”