Founder & Road Transport Consultant
Since starting a career in transport and logistics James gained experience in a wide range of projects and commissions, often specifically in the development and training of workers in the road freight sector. Much of his time has been spent working with European colleagues in projects that sought to improve the opportunities and methodology of vocational training, including;
- ICT-DRV: a project that included the development of pilot training modules to test the theory of distance learning, incorporating a learning outcomes-based approach and based on an established qualifications framework
- PROF-DRV: a project designed to identify the skills and competences needed by today's logistics worker, combined with encouraging a move to a more evaluation-based method of learning, including a potential move away from the time-focused requirement of Driver CPC
- EU Safe Dock: this project was created in order to address the safety standards applied by dockworkers, and involved the production of guidance, handbooks and web pages for those working mainly in Southern Europe
James' Highlights Include
- President of the European Transport Training Association (EuroTra) between 2011 and 2014, with responsibility for representing the interests of some of the largest road transport training providers in Europe.
- Advisor to the European Commission as part of their ESCO project, which involved the identification and classification of logistics jobs for a new platform which will enable employers to publish career opportunities and for workers to promote themselves and their skills in response.
- Designed new instructor material for RTITB in the UK, as part of the their successful Master DCPC Consortium.
Responsible for re-writing the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Standard (Version 4) on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.