As we aim to adapt to working in both this very disruptive and fast changing time, our main priority is the safety and well-being of all our occupiers, staff and their families. From last week, we introduced strict measures in line with UK government advice and introduced new hygiene, social distancing and pre-meeting screening protocols in all our workplaces as well as finding new ways to operate remotely. The facilities management teams are working shift patterns in between the office and home. They are still fully contactable on all the usual phone numbers: https://www.hillingtonpark.com/contact/.
Finally we would like to express our sympathies to everyone who has been affected and continues to be affected by the COVID-19 virus. We would also like to show our support to the key workers including doctors, nurses and teachers who are working tirelessly across the country.
The company based on Deanside Road is working with the Logistics Academy run in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, West College Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce.
The programme aims to increase opportunities for local young people and encourage them to consider a career within logistics.
Young people on the programme have the chance to gain their counterbalance forklift licence, achieve automotive qualifications at West College Scotland and undertake work experience with a local logistics company.
Last year, Russell’s Warehousing Business Unit has provided work experience opportunities for five young people from the programme. The young people from Johnstone High school have had the chance to work in a warehousing environment, receiving hands on experience of the end-to-end supply chain process. Three young people from the programme have now secured full time roles within Russell Logistics.
Raymond Kane, Development Officer for Skills for Learning, Life and Work at Renfrewshire Council said, “The logistics programme and particularly the placement opportunity offered by Russell, has provided this group of Renfrewshire young people with an exceptional work-based learning experience. Many of the young people involved had never considered career pathways in this industry but the labour market information tells us that this sector is thriving.”
Russell Logistics is a leading transport and logistics provider committed to delivering high value solutions across the UK and Europe. Founded in 1969 by John Russell, the company offers a complete range of warehousing and distribution services by road, rail and sea, as well as contract packing and e-fulfilment solutions.