Intern successfully completes placement at Abbey Logistics


Congratulations to Daniel Richardson who recently completed a two-week internship with Abbey Logistics over the summer holidays. Daniel, from West Derby School in Liverpool, worked in a number of different departments to get a complete overview of what life is really like at a large, modern and busy logistics company.

Thrown in at the deep end, Daniel started with Abbey’s planning and operations teams at Great Howard Street Liverpool where he worked alongside the experienced planners to get a feel for how the company manages the hundreds of daily deliveries they make in the UK and Europe, the technology involved that lets them know where each vehicle is at any time, and how they manage unforeseen events and customer enquiries. Daniel also got to spend a day with one of Abbey’s drivers making deliveries so he could get a first-hand view of what life is like for a professional LGV driver.

It’s not just planning and driving that keeps a logistics company going and Daniel also worked in Abbey’s sales ledger, accounts, HR and driver training departments, completing a range of tasks to a very high standard.

The feedback the company received from their teams about Daniel’s work ethic and positive attitude created quite a demand on his time and at one point Abbey had a queue of people wanting Daniel to help in their respective departments!

The internship was completed by Daniel delivering a formal presentation to Abbey’s head of HR and a number of other members of the senior management team where he delivered feedback on his time at Abbey, what he’d learned and how he could use the experience to help him as he goes into the world of work.

Abbey reported back that Daniel is a credit to West Derby school and his time with them reinforced their belief of the benefits an internship programme can have to any business, through bringing fresh ideas and a new perspective to all departments as well as providing valuable experience to staff about managing direct reports.