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 […]
Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) has said its plan to restructure its drinks distribution network remains in place, despite industrial action by Unite members last week.
It has been 10 months since the government started taxing businesses with the apprenticeship levy. At the moment, only businesses with payrolls of more than £3m have access to the funding pot they are contributing to, but as the levy hits its one-year anniversary the gates should open to smaller hauliers who want funding for training new or existing staff.
Palletways UK has celebrated the fifth birthday of its apprenticeship scheme.