The logistics sector’s Trailblazer apprentice scheme standards have been completed and sent for approval to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The three level-two Supply Chain apprenticeships are LGV Driver, Warehouse Operative, and Operative and have been developed by employers to ensure they provide business-relevant training for students looking to join the logistics sector. Colin Snape, HR manager at Nagel Langdons, who has headed up the industry’s Trailblazer bid, told MT that once accepted, the next stage will be […]
While it didn’t start so, the UK’s divisive EU referendum vote dominated the middle of the year onwards and much like the general public, appeared to split Motortransport.co.uk readers. For some it represented the chance to escape the red-tape generated by Brussels, ditch measures such as Driver CPC and stop a race to the bottom, while making the UK great again. For others, it threatened the return of customs clearance and UK land borders, a labour shortage and an economic […]
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.
The FTA and RHA joined forces at a Treasury meeting last Friday (20 Feb) to push for immediate government funding towards the cost of training and licence acquisition for new HGV drivers.