The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is urging the industry to put forward a HGV driver apprenticeship bid under a fast-track system launched last week. The call follows BIS’s decision in July to reject the logistics industry’s bid for an HGV driver apprenticeship under the government’s Trailblazer programme. The BIS Trailblazer review panel took the view that it does not take 12 months to train an HGV driver, which is the necessary time to qualify for a Trailblazer […]
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.
The Treasury has to act quickly to release some of the £83m the logistics industry has paid in the Apprentice Levy between April 2017 and March 2018 to help fill the skills gap as the UK heads for Brexit on March 29, says FTA head of skills Sally Gilson.
Fraikin has launched a heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme to develop the next generation of HGV technicians.