Dr Ross Moloney has been officially appointed as chief executive of Skills for Logistics (SfL). Since being appointed acting chief executive in September 2013, following the sudden departure of previous boss Mick Jackson, Moloney has been working to drive forward key projects, the organisation said in a statement. These include work on the Certificate to Work, the Military Work Placement Scheme, the Professional Development Stairway, Local Logistics Community Networks (LLCNS) and relationships with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). Moloney said: “It […]
Challenge TRG Group has acquired Phoenix Training Services for an undisclosed sum as part of plans to build its presence in the HGV driver training sector.
Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship.
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.