Young talent

Bringing in diverse talent, training them and facilitating them into their field of work
The main goal of the Young Talent programme of Diversity Works: Increasing the intake of a greater diversity of students into logistics (HBO) courses. In addition, we want this more diverse group to find work in logistics and thus increase the diversity of the logistics field.

For example, within the logistics colleges we are currently seeing an imbalance in areas such as the gender and nationality of students. This may be because the sector is insufficiently known, but it may also be due to the outdated 'dusty' image that logistics - completely unjustly - still has.

There are great opportunities, because diversely composed teams perform and function better. With research we want to gain insight into what causes this imbalance. These insights are also key for increasing the effectiveness of image campaigns that are planned.


What’s in store for the rest of 2022?
In order to gain insight into the level of diversity within logistics courses, and to understand what drives this, we perform a diversity scan at higher vocational education (HBO) courses. To achieve this, Diversity Works works with, among others, the Dutch LPL (National Platform Logistics), in which higher vocational education logistics courses are represented, as well as the students of these courses; and those from the Dutch Centre of Expertise KnowledgeDC Logistics (Centre of Expertise KennisDC Logistiek.)

Together with the LPL we want to roll out an image and intake campaign in order to achieve a more diverse intake in logistics training. For example, female students (role models) are given an important role in this campaign in secondary and secondary vocational education.

In addition, we are working on an instrument to measure diversity within organisations in the professional field, and to provide clarity and insight into what young talent finds important with regard to diversity and how to improve it.

Let’s put our heads together