Kevin Birch

Biography

Since 1987, Kevin has worked at a senior level providing temporary and permanent recruitment and training solutions to retailers, hauliers, warehousing firms and third-party logistics companies nationwide.

In 2011, he set up TRS to provide pre-employment and forklift truck training for unemployed people in the Merseyside area. The training academy helped recruit and train hundreds of people for DHL and Jaguar Land Rover in Liverpool. Following the programme’s success, Kevin introduced the model to various companies, including M&S, Dunelm, New Look & Boohoo.com.

In 2014, TRS became accredited to deliver apprenticeship training for businesses in the warehousing and logistics industries and has successfully delivered courses to hundreds of employers throughout the UK. TRS is now one of the leading providers of apprenticeships, skills bootcamps and commercial training to the logistics sector, and is the training and recruitment partner to many big brand firms including Arla, Asda, Calor, Currys, Ceva, DFDS, GXO, Greggs, John Lewis, Mc Burney’s, Next, Sysco (Brakes), Selco, Whistl and more.

TRS also has its own HGV driver training schools situated in the Northwest, Midlands, Southeast and Southwest delivering driver training across the country.


Transport and Warehouse Apprenticeships Level 3

The Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor Standard develops the knowledge skills and behaviours for monitoring and supervising transport and warehouse operations. Staff learn how to understand customer contracts, manage staff performance, use it to monitor productivity, ensure compliance, put controls in place to monitor this, and improve their resource planning and project management skills.

What skills do staff develop?

Staff develop professional competence in many areas search as
· Understanding and meeting customer service contracts
· Developing methods to monitor staff performance and behaviours, including recruitment and resource planning
· Understanding how to use IT systems to promote productivity
· Developing knowledge of compliance with the environment, health, safety and wellbeing and regulatory requirements
· Techniques to monitor and report on the day-to-day operational performance of the supply chain
· Developing knowledge and competence of resource planning methods and techniques to ensure budgets and targets are met
· Develop organisational improvement techniques and project management skills

Transport supervisors will also achieve a Level 3 transport managers CPC. Warehouse supervisors will develop knowledge and skills of warehouse management operations. Everyone on the apprenticeship will achieve English and maths to level 2 if they haven’t already. In addition, they will develop their understanding of safeguarding, wellbeing and professional behaviours.

Duration: 12 to 15 months.