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Young Forwarder Network (YFN)

Young Forwarder Network - Supporting career development, improving industry knowledge and shaping the future.

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Young Forwarder Network

If you are new to the industry and are keen to develop your knowledge and professional skills, in a more social environment, BIFA’s Young Forwarder Network (YFN) could provide the perfect opportunity.

Consisting of several regional networking groups, the scheme provides members with the chance to network with their peers, learn from industry professionals and boost their continuous professional development.

Membership is free and open to any employee of a BIFA Member. All apprentices completing the International Freight Forwarding standard will automatically be enrolled.

All groups are managed by a chair and vice-chair and are supported by at least two regional employers, who will be responsible for the budget along with a BIFA representative.

Overview / Mission

BIFA’s YFN enables participants to enhance their career prospects by providing opportunities to support their professional development through exclusive events, boosting knowledge, sharing skills, advice and experiences from industry professionals and providing visits to places of industry interest.

The network is committed to promoting the logistics and forwarding sector as an exciting career choice and BIFA members are encouraged and supported to inspire the next generation within their local communities.

Being part of BIFA’s YFN will:

  • boost your industry knowledge
  • support your personal network development
  • share skills and experiences from industry professionals
  • provide exclusive opportunities to visit places of industry interest
  • inspire you and your company to promote the logistics and forwarding sector to the next generation

Governing Board

Will commit to inspire participants and employers to actively encourage and support attendance at events in the interest of all stakeholders.

For details of all future YFN events, please visit our Events page here  or follow us on LinkedIn here.

If you would like to be one of the first to receive updates on our events, please email Natalie Pitts and Sharon Hammond - bifacomms@bifa.org to join our Contact list. 

***Young Forwarder Network and Regional events are for attendance by BIFA member freight forwarders only. BIFA Associate members may only attend these events by invitation only***

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