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 […]
David Coombes, MD for Skills for Logistics, takes a look at what you can to to ensure your businesses survives and prospers in these precarious times.
Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports.