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City Link toasts success at National Courier Awards

06 October 2014 #CV Sector #Logistics #News

News from City Link: The UK’s leading premium express delivery company City Link enjoyed a night of success at this year’s prestigious National Courier Awards.

The company picked up the Training and Apprentices Award while three employees each celebrated individual awards in the Office category. Driver Joe Dodd won an award in the Four Wheel category.

The Training and Apprentices Award was in recognition of the company’s commitment to developing the skills of young employees – from front-line staff through to potential managers.

Since 2012 City Link has trained 178 apprentices aged 18 to 25 and is currently training 68.

During their 12 months of on-the-job training each apprentice acquires the skills necessary to pursue a career in the transport industry and work towards the nationally recognised NVQ.

City Link has made a substantial investment in the scheme, writing all course materials and delivering the training in-house. The course is in line with standards set by awarding bodies.

Senior Payroll Administrator Kathy Smart, based within the HR department at Swindon, was branded a ‘powerhouse’ who regularly puts in extra hours to ensure the job is done right first time.

Tom Walker, Supervisor at the Southampton depot, was nominated for his willingness to always go the extra mile.

Luke Turner, Warehouse Supervisor at Gatwick, is a rising star within City Link. Aged just 24 his ‘exemplary’, ‘can-do’ attitude has not gone un-noticed by his colleagues.

Finally Joe Dodd was commended for being a good Samaritan in tending to a motorcyclist who had lost control of his bike. He called 999, waited with the injured man until the emergency services had arrived and also tended to his bike.

Scott Maynard, HR Director City Link, said, “We are delighted City Link has received the recognition it deserves in this year’s National Courier Awards.

“Every day we work hard to offer the highest levels of service to customers and we are immensely proud that our workforce – everyone from individuals such as Kathy, Tom, Luke and Joe, through to our apprentices – share that same ethos.

“It is this determination which enables City Link to go from strength to strength and stand out from the competition.”

Maynard added, “Not ones to rest on our laurels, our focus now is to maintain these excellent standards and to continue building on them in the years to come.”

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