What is the BiS Henderson Academy?
The BiS Henderson Academy aims to inspire young people into considering a career in
Logistics by positively promoting the exciting opportunities available within the Industry.
Whether you operate in retail, manufacturing, third party logistics, freight forwarding or any other logistics
or supply chain arena, the BiS Henderson Academy can deliver you students and graduates ready to begin
their careers and become the Supply Chain Professionals of the future.
The BiS Henderson Academy works together with the CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and
Transport), The Novus Trust (www.novus.uk.com), and ApprenticeSupermarket.com™ to provide the
missing link between employers and young people, providing a conduit to employment opportunities
within the industry not currently available.
What does the BiS Henderson Academy do?
We put prospective candidates through an agreed and tailored ‘Boot Camp’ that ensures
the apprentices who join your organisation will become full and valuable team members
from the day they start.
The BiS Henderson Academy team use their unparalleled recruitment experience in logistics and transport
and knowledge of operating a successful Apprenticeship programme, to provide clients like you with apprentices
who have a desire to start a career in logistics and transport. We have established a process that takes the ‘hit
and miss’ out of recruiting youngsters who may or may not be fully committed into a career in logistics.
The BiS Henderson Academy will introduce school and
university leavers to the opportunities that logistics and supply
chain hold as an exciting, interesting and vibrant career
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What are the benefits to you?
As a client of the BiS Henderson Academy, you will receive:
1. Advice and guidance on running an effective apprenticeship programme
2. Expert first hand support that takes the guesswork out of who to hire
3. Experienced external mentors to your apprentices: improving their
performance and your return on investment
4. Further development and training where needed to enhance your
apprentices’ skills - creating a loyal and focused workforce
5. Apprentices who can add value from day one.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme, designed
by the company itself. It is a ‘framework’ containing a number of separately certificated
qualifications and courses, which cover the skills, competences and underpinning knowledge
required for a job. A framework would generally consist of:
1. A competence-based element
2. A knowledge-based element or technical
certificate (e.g. BTEC)
3. Functional Skills in Communication, Application
of Numbers, Information Technology, Working with
Others Improving Own Learning and Performance
4. Employment Rights and Responsibilities
BiS Henderson Academy provide expert first hand support
that takes the guesswork out of who to hire
There are levels of apprenticeships centred on NVQ levels 2, 3 and 4. The minimum duration of an apprenticeship
is one year but it could be longer depending on the needs of the employer and the ability of the individual
apprentice. (NAS June 2013)
The value of our apprentices
We maximise the benefits of our apprentices as we provide:
• An apprentice who has completed an
Apprenticesupermarket Boot Camp tailored to
your organisation’s requirements before joining
• An apprentice who is undergoing an agreed ‘on
the job’ training programme that delivers an NVQ
Level 2 (as a minimum)
• The support of BiS Henderson Academy
throughout the apprenticeship programme
and potentially longer, including mentoring
• An apprentice who understands the choice
they have made to start a career in logistics
In addition to all of the benefits a properly selected, highly motivated apprentice can deliver, your organisation
will also reduce costs, as BiS Henderson Academy will manage the process of finding and interviewing
apprentices, and running the apprentice recruitment programme on behalf of your organisation. You can draw
on the experience of the whole of the BiS Henderson Group and ApprenticeSupermarket.com™ to provide
logistics and transport apprentices that will add value to your organisation.
• Use experienced staff to
understand your needs
• Run Boot Camps tailored to
identify apprentices with the
potential to meet your needs
• Profile candidates using our
experience and appropriate
• Optionally, we can train the
selected candidates in the
techniques and processes you
employ in basic day-to-day
functions, so they can hit the
ground running on day one.
How does BiS Henderson
Academy identify the best
Getting the best return on your investment in any
apprentice scheme starts by identifying candidates
with the potential to make an impact in your
organisation. At the BiS Henderson Academy, we:
Our experienced staff run boot camps tailored to identify
apprentices with the potential to meet your needs
At the BiS Henderson Academy, we work hard to find the right candidates for you.
In return, we ask you to make a small onward commitment to them, in that you will:
• Provide employment relevant to the apprentice’s ability
• Allow the opportunity for the apprentices to study a relevant NVQ at Level 2 (as a minimum)
• Allow time for them liaise with their tutors and mentors.
Subject to criteria both central government and regional bodies have funding subsidies
available. The BiS Henderson Academy can help you identify and apply for suitable funding
To assist you during the training period the government has published national apprentice wage rates
Supply chain and logistics must move on
As an industry sector we have to move away from simply accepting what ‘The Agency’
sends us, taking what we can from the local labour pool irrespective of its interest in
logistics as a career.
Giving your future employees a sense of purpose and a career, as opposed to leaving yourself open to
high attrition rates and replacement costs, must become the norm. This is an initiative that (if entered
into in the spirit of partnership between the employer, the mentor and apprentice) will reduce shrinkage,
absenteeism and other negative practices and will set the scene to establish a culture of loyalty, interest
in the business and an innate desire for continual improvement.
Find Out More
To find out more about how a BiS Henderson Academy
apprentice could start delivering value to your organisation,
contact us today on 01604 876345 or email us at
email@example.com for more information.