Unipart Consumer Logistics Supports Local Soldiers to Gain New Skills

Unipart Logistics has provided a group of Bicester-based soldiers with a unique opportunity to gain a hands-on insight into the operations of a global logistics company.

Soldiers from 23 Pioneer Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps attended a specially designed two week course provided by Unipart Consumer Logistics at the company’s global headquarters in Oxford.

Unipart is among the first major employers in Oxfordshire to develop and offer such an innovative programme to the Armed Forces.

The aim of the Unipart course was to provide a group of these highly qualified soldiers with an insight into the commercial requirements of a logistics company that delivers services to major blue chip organisations such as Homebase, Vodafone and Jaguar Land Rover.

The participants worked alongside Unipart’s Operational Leadership Teams who gave them practical coaching in each stage of the logistics life cycle, whilst teaching them about The Unipart Way – a philosophy which uses tools and techniques to promote efficiency, flexibility and outstanding customer focus in any process.

They received feedback not only in the “hands-on” use of the Unipart Way, but also individual support and feedback to maximise their potential for life outside the Armed Forces.