Skills Supply – Part 2


Transport & Logistics Deep Dive LSIP

Within Essex we have the following Skills provisions

The logistics sector in Essex relies primarily on the colleges listed for skills training provision. The Federation of Essex Colleges (FEDEC) serves as a collaborative forum for these institutions. FEDEC’s mission is to advance the collective efforts of its member colleges, enhancing their influence on the local, regional, and national economy. Committed to post-16 education, employment, and skill development, FEDEC aims to benefit the county’s population, encompassing businesses, communities, and individuals.


Chelmsford College

Colchester Institute

Harlow College

South Essex College


The below table shows the starters and achievements for apprenticeships in the transport and logistics sector for 2021/2022

Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps offer a dynamic approach to vocational training for individuals aged 19 and above. These intensive courses, spanning up to 16 weeks, are strategically designed to culminate in a guaranteed job interview, providing a direct pathway to employment. This initiative presents a dual opportunity for employers to attract fresh talent and to upskill their current employees.

In response to the growing demand for skilled professionals in the transport and logistics sector, a dedicated Skills Bootcamp has been initiated within Essex. This program is a collaborative effort between Essex County Council and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), which identifies and refers suitable candidates.

The execution of the Skills Bootcamp is meticulously managed by Essex County Council, in partnership with the local authorities of Harlow, Tendring, and Uttlesford. These districts play a pivotal role in the localisation of the program, ensuring it is tailored to meet the specific needs of the region’s labour market.

The establishment of the Skills Bootcamp in Essex signifies a progressive step towards addressing the skills gap in the transport and logistics industry. By fostering a strong alliance between government entities and district councils, the program is poised to make a substantial impact on the economic landscape of the region.

During Phase 1 of the program, the goal was to train 54 candidates in Class 2 (rigid) Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) operations.

  • 12 candidates who have completed their training are still looking for work – Harlow(2), Tendring(2), Uttlesford (3), ECC (5).
  • 4 candidates are female.


T Levels

There are currently no T- Levels in this sector.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has commissioned a route review for Transport and Logistics. We will share this report once it has been published.