Brexit readiness training program launched by CILT in the UK

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The UK’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has received government funding to provide expert readiness training to assist businesses in making sure they are fully prepared for Brexit at the end of this month. CILT is the professional membership body for those involved in the movement of goods and people.

CILT will launch a series of workshops and television training sessions to ensure that logistics businesses are equipped with the right cross-border customs guidance and best practices on how to prepare for the impact Brexit will have on importing and exporting with the EU.

The CILT Brexit Readiness training is designed to incorporate business awareness and best practice applicable to small- and medium-sized businesses. It is broken down into two sections: the customs impact, and managing risk with Brexit. 

As part of the training program, CILT will be working with Cranfield University to launch CILT-TV, which will be hosted in a Cranfield studio. CILT-TV will deliver interactive broadcasts covering a number of Brexit-related topics and issues. The broadcasts will be accessible via laptop and handheld devices.

Those registered on the Brexit Readiness training will also be able to attend CILT’s Bitesize Brexit half day workshops. These short face-to-face workshops will ensure delegates can stay ahead of Brexit, understand how to manage customer expectations, and gain an understanding of the support available to businesses in a post-Brexit world.

Kevin Richardson, chief executive, CILT, said, “Time is ticking on the UK’s exit from the EU, and CILT remains concerned that its members and the wider profession are not sufficiently prepared for a no-deal Brexit scenario. I am delighted that the government has granted CILT this funding, which will allow us to effectively prepare our profession for the challenges they will face over the next few months.”

The Brexit Readiness training has been available from October 14, 2019. For more information, or to book a place, visit: or call 01536 740166.

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