11 April 17

The Method

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This document, at the conclusion of Output 1, aims to bring together the work conducted by the project partners Erasmus B.L.U.E. The effort was to gather information on the logistics jobs in each country (Italy-Liguria, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal), for identifying the skills, in view of their assesment, to be used for youth work based learning, even the top-level professions of our list can be considered either in the full competences of the job, or in the different single skills from which are formed as the starting point to achieve a higher degree.

The activity started from the establishment of a shared questionnaire on four themes: job description, trends in the labor market, training, competence validation / certification system.During our transnational meetings, methods and different points of view were discussed, delimiting the field of investigation, as mentioned, to the jobs of the logistics; but also considering ‘neighboring’ areas from tourism to recreational, with the exclusion of jobs on seagoing ships.The starting point was ‘Arsel’s Ligurian job list’ that analyses several profiles, collected since 2005, and the utilisation of the same methodology.

Following a first list, the partners have identified a number of jobs, representative of their labor market, or at least described at national level. It emerged soon, as it was easy to imagine, that not every country owns job lists and that every country has different systems.Another point of attention was the comparison of the titles given to each job that sometimes doesn’t match completely, although the focus on skills has helped in the work, by overcoming the difficulties of the name.The last version contains also the comparison of the professions listed in BLUE with the National Qualifications Catalogue (CNQ) of Portugal[1] and the description of the main activities. For the mismatching professions, not present in the portuguese Catalogue, different situations are to note: top level professions, jobs that depend on a specific regulation of access to the profession, jobs that can be carried by professions with different access mechanism dependent on the rules of recruitment and selection of the labour market.

After data collection, Arsel made a proposal for a common list, starting from the concentration of the most common choices.Hence, the description of the skills and activities of each job.A warning to the reading: the final document is necessarily a summary of the different materials sent earlier, which are otherwise made available, as attachments.The comparison is, in the spirit of transnational projects, the true wealth of common work, and the choice of a common method, starting by the single elements put at disposal by the different actors has been the means to obtain a new final product, hopefully useful to operators and their users.



  1. Logistic manager                                                                             
  2. Logistician warehouser                                                                  
  3. Storeman forklift truck operator                                                  
  4. Administrator of stocks                                                                  
  5. Terminal vehicles maintainer                                                        
  6. Yard Planner (new)[2]                                                                      
  7. Portual crane operator                                                                   
  8. Computer terminal operator (new)                                               
  9. Harbour Boatsman-woman / Harbour Sailor                              
  10. Freight forwarder                                                                          
  11. Shipping agent                                                                                
  12. Broker                                                                                             
  13. Steward hostess                                                                               
  14. Ship plannner (new)                                                                      
  15. Consignee of ships and shipping agent (new)                              
  16. Clearing agent                                                                                 

On the basis of what received by our partners, Arsel has made a comparison between the professional profiles (jobs) indicated by every country. Jobs on seagoing ships have not been included according to the suggestion received.

Obviously, in some cases, the match isn’t perfect, but the professional content is potentially assimilable .

For the nature of the acquired material, not always strictly linked to the needs of the local market, the matching could be sometimes the result of a comparison among the different catalogues. To give greater specificity to local contexts, Arsel has drawn up a questionnaire.

Each profile contains a short description, the competences, activities, skills and knowledges required.

This document can be used to proceed to the training on the job and the competence validation.

[1] The work was sent by Portuguese partner on 24th October 2016
[2] The job with new in brackets have been introduced because required by an italian partner