UKWA CEO speaks out on diversity & inclusion

UKWA CEO Peter Ward has been driving discussion around diversity and inclusion within the logistics industry. In a recorded ‘Bitesize Masterclass’, hosted by Alex Farkas of the National Employer & Partnership Team at the Department of Work & Pensions, Peter highlighted opportunities open to people with a health condition or disability in the sector and emphasized the business benefits to employers.

“It is extremely important to combat prejudice in the recruitment process and challenge ill-informed notions about the capabilities of disabled people and those with health issues in the workplace,” he said. “Our industry is facing a serious shortage of both skilled and unskilled labour and we’re keen to attract bright, enthusiastic and capable people to apply for jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities, irrespective of background.”

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