Recruitment drive launched

Moody Logistics business development director Caroline Moody.
Moody Logistics business development director Caroline Moody.

A Northumbrian logistics firm is offering young people a chance to get their careers in gear by creating an apprenticeship aimed at those with driving ambitions.

Heavy goods vehicle apprenticeships have been few and far between in the transport industry for over quarter of a century, but Moody Logistics is offering just such a trainee position.

The family-owned transport and warehousing business, based on Cramlington’s Bolam Business Park, is initially just looking for a single apprentice to add to its 30-strong workforce, but more may follow.

The firm’s business development director, Caroline Moody, said: “It isn’t always easy to find top-quality staff when you are looking to recruit, so we have decided to explore the potential of growing our own talent through apprenticeships.

“While most transport companies mainly operate artics, we have the full range from Luton Transits upwards, which provides a progression path for apprentices, allowing them to gain confidence and ability as they develop.

“It has been a long time since HGV apprentices were found in our industry, but, as a family-owned business, we feel it is important to nurture local talent.

“In 1997, Moody Logistics became the first, and remains the only, transport company in its sector to achieve Investors in People status, so development of the individuals who make up our team is something we are passionate about.”

Potential apprentices can call 01670 710060 or e-mail