Hull firm GTS Logistics UK hires its first apprentice

GTS Logistics UK has taken on its first apprentice as it expands its team to meet growing demand.

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week which celebrates the achievements of apprentices around the country and serves to promote continuing education through the world of work.

Sam Overton, 23, is about to complete his first month with GTS as a supply chain apprentice after applying via the government apprenticeship website. He has been learning the ins and outs of how the business operates as well as all about the wider logistics industry.

Sam said: “I’ve already learnt a huge amount in the first month of being here. I’m lucky because everyone in the team has so much experience in logistics to learn from. I feel like I’m in the best environment to progress my career.

“You literally learn something new every day and the company make a real effort to ensure they’re constantly teaching me new skills and responsibilities. I’m still new to the industry but I can’t wait to see where it takes me!

“I would recommend an apprenticeship to anyone wanting to take their first steps in a new industry!”

GTS, which is based in Anlaby, was established in 2015 and specialises in all aspects of goods transportation including trucking, intermodal and customs.

One of their biggest customers is Aldi and they also support all the major supermarkets either directly or indirectly with food brands such as Crosta & Mollica.

Tony Prescott, managing director, said: “Since we launched GTS, our team has been at the heart of everything we stand for. Our attention is now turning to the next generation to ensure our success for the long term.

“Sam is the perfect fit for the team and we’re looking forward to helping him to develop and become a valuable member of GTS.”