CM Downton and Arla Foods have both launched national apprenticeship schemes to entice new workers into a sector feeling the pinch of a severe driver shortage. Gloucestershire-based CM Downton said the company’s scheme will be a “first step” in communicating the career opportunities in the sector to jobseekers. “Logistics can be an incredibly rewarding industry to work in,” said operations director John Downton. “And if we’re going to tackle the skills shortage we’re facing at the moment, it’s something we as […]
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
Transport minister Claire Perry has met a delegation from the RHA to discuss the crippling driver shortage and the RHA’s proposal for a £100m package of grants to train new HGV drivers.