Help for refugees from Ukraine: BLG creates job prospects in the "Fit for Logistics" project

Ukrainian participants of the "Fit for Logistics" project with interpreters and representatives of BLG LOGISTICS and ma-co.

BLG LOGISTICS is participating in the "Fit for Logistics" project as a practical partner. In cooperation with ma-co maritimes competenzcentrum GmbH and the Bremen Chamber of Commerce - IHK for Bremen and Bremerhaven, the BLG Group supports refugees from Ukraine with targeted measures to help them enter the logistics industry and thus offers them concrete job prospects.

Ulrike Riedel, Labor Relations Director of the BLG Group, is pleased about the partnership: "The commitment to refugees from Ukraine is a matter close to our hearts. This project helps people get into employment and build a future for themselves professionally." In ten-day courses, the participants can expect not only a comprehensive skills assessment for work in logistics, but also individual job application coaching and practical job speed dating at BLG. Two runs of the information event and practical course took place in March and June and met with great demand. The courses are accompanied by interpreters so that all participants can also learn the helpful content in their native language.

"With our project, we want to cover as much content and as many topics as possible that can help Ukrainians seeking protection to get a job in logistics," explains Gerrit Küther, Managing Director of ma-co. In addition to providing basic knowledge about working life in Germany, the course content also includes the special features of the social system and the preparation of application documents. In the practical part, the participants discover their potential and strengths and find out whether they have the right skills for a job in logistics.

The project has already been successful: "We have found some very promising candidates with whom we are continuing to work. With targeted support, we are now in the process of further developing their German skills and making them fit for employment," explains BLG Labor Relations Director Ulrike Riedel.
Gerrit Küther adds, "It is important to us to give people something that will actually help them get into employment. In addition to a final certificate from the Chamber of Commerce, this is also the strong focus on practice.  Thanks to the practical units at our training facility, participants can try out logistics hands-on, gain valuable insights and have a real chance of getting a job."


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