Yusen Logistics secondee returns

Louise Gunby, an Operations Manager for the Leeds distribution centre at Yusen Logistics, recently completed a three-month secondment to Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project in Zambia. Louise was based at the Industrial Training Centre (ITC) in Zambia, supporting the centre in its aim to reduce the traffic fatalities in sub-Saharan Africa through professional HGV, PSV and forklift truck training. While on secondment, Louise was responsible for helping the ITC team standardise training materials, identify areas of improvement in the teaching, scheduling and planning of training activities, and processing the project’s data.
We spoke to Louise before her return to the UK about the highlights of her secondment. She said: “All the staff at ITC are really cool and friendly, and I have been made to feel really welcome. The variety of work I am doing at ITC keeps me busy and interested, and it’s great just being here and having this opportunity. I love Lusaka and the people, and feel so overwhelmed by the whole experience.”
It was the first time Yusen Logistics has seconded one of its employees to Transaid’s programmes since becoming a member in 2014. Find out more about Yusen, or read more on becoming a Transaid corporate member here.
Photo information: Louise is the second person from the right.