TRS Wins Prestigious AAC Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award

TRS Wins Prestigious AAC Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award

TRS, a prominent nationwide provider of logistics apprenticeships, has been recognised as the AAC Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship Provider of the Year. This award, bestowed at a gala dinner in Birmingham, solidifies TRS’s position as a foremost provider of logistics apprenticeships in the country.

Kevin Birch, Managing Director of St Helens-based TRS, expressed his pride in securing the prestigious accolade, saying, “Winning the AAC Transport & Logistics Apprenticeship Provider of the Year is a testament to our commitment to excellence in the field of logistics apprenticeships. We are honoured to represent the Liverpool City Region whilst achieving this recognition for our nationwide apprenticeship services.”

TRS is one of the few logistics-focused independent learning providers rated excellent by employers on the Find An Apprenticeship website. It delivers apprenticeships nationally with more than 1,200 apprentices trained at 467 different employer locations to date.

“The success of TRS is rooted in its adaptability and robust relationships with employers,” Kevin adds. “Staff members, recruited from the logistics industry, build relationships of trust with employers. We pride ourselves in remaining responsive at a micro level, adapting curriculum content and delivery methods to meet the changing individual needs of logistics firms.”

Beyond the ordinary, TRS offers flexible training delivery, aligning online training timetables with the apprentices’ working patterns. It actively addresses industry-wide challenges: to deal with the backlog of HGV driving tests post-COVID for example, TRS became an official DVSA test centre. TRS also collaborates with industry bodies such as the Road Haulage Association and the British Association of Removers to work with IFATE to shape apprenticeship standards.

A key differentiator for TRS is that it actively works to promote diversity by employing female trainers in order to attract more women to logistics apprenticeships. The firm provides additional support for English language learners and has secured funding for functional skills training for non-native speakers, as well as supporting apprentices with learning difficulties. Additionally, TRS provides apprentices with job search support and CV writing workshops to boost their employability.

Kevin added, “We are proud of our team’s hard work and proactive initiatives that have contributed to this success. Moving forward, TRS will continue to lead the way in providing high-quality apprenticeship programmes, empowering individuals with lifelong skills and meeting the evolving needs of our valued employers.”

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