Plumbing and heating products supplier Wolseley is launching a year-long apprenticeship scheme for aspiring HGV drivers at two of its DCs. The scheme is being delivered in partnership with Telford College and offers a training package worth £7,000 comprising both classroom-based and on the road training, including technical training, maths and English. Successful drivers will receive their Level 2 apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles, a category C+E licence, a forklift licence and their Driver CPC at the end of the […]
HGV driver jailed for carrying stun gun “for protection” after attack by illegal immigrants in France
An HGV driver found in possession of a stun gun and pepper spray, which he claimed was for his protection after illegal immigrants broke his arm during an attack in France, has been jailed for 18 months.
With apprenticeship take up down 40% a year after the launch of the apprenticeship levy, Skills for Logistics MD David Coombes asks whether the UK was actually ready for the change.