• West Derby School Abbey Logistics

Daniel wins North West Logistics’ Student of the Year 2019

Congratulations go to Daniel Richardson from West Derby High School who recently won the North West award for ‘Logistics Student of the Year’ after completing a two week internship with Abbey Logistics.

Daniel worked in a number of different departments to get a complete overview of what life is really like at a large, modern and busy logistics company.

Thrown in at the deep end, Daniel started work with the planning and operations teams at Great Howard Street, Liverpool where he worked alongside experienced planners to get a feel for how the company manage the hundreds of daily deliveries made in the UK and Europe and the technology involved.

It’s not just planning and driving that keeps a logistics company going and Daniel also worked in the sales ledger, accounts, HR and driver training departments, completing a range of tasks to a very high standard’

The feedback received from the teams about Daniel’s work ethic and positive attitude created quite a demand on his time and at one point the company had a queue of people wanting Daniel to help in their respective departments!

The internship was completed by Daniel delivering a formal presentation to Abbey’s head of HR and a number of other members of the senior management team where he delivered feedback on his time at Abbey, what he’d learnt and how he could use the experience to help him as he goes into the world of work.

Emma Bamin, L&D co-ordinator at Abbey Logistics, said: “Daniel is a credit to West Derby School and his time with Abbey Logistics reinforced the benefits an internship programme can have to any business through bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective to all departments as well as providing valuable experience to staff about managing direct reports”.

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