The government has given the greenlight to a supply chain operatives apprenticeship just days after it rejected the HGV driver apprenticeship. Both schemes were put forward by an industry-led working group of employers supported by the FTA, RHA and CILT under the government’s Trailblazer apprenticeship initiative. However the HGV Driver apprenticeship was rejected by a government review panel on the grounds that the training involved did not need to take 12 months, the necessary duration for apprenticeship approval. RHA gave […]
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
Millions of pounds of unspent apprenticeship funding is in danger of being diverted into the Treasury’s coffers, with many operators unaware that they can transfer a quarter of their funding to subcontractors to help pay for their apprenticeship schemes.
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are key to a thriving and successful logistics sector, says Lesley O’Brien, Freightlink Europe and Freight Train.