The government has finally given the go-ahead to a Trailblazer apprenticeship for lorry drivers after it was submitted for the third time last month. An industry-led consortium of logistics employers, supported by the RHA, FTA and CILT, has been working on the LGV Trailblazer Standard for more than a year. Consortium chairman Colin Snape, HR manager at Nagel-Langdons, told Motortransport.co.uk of the decision by BIS: “Myself and the group are delighted our hard work has paid off and we will […]
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a £100,000 fund to help Covid-hit automotive businesses save apprenticeship jobs as the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end.
Two-thirds of MPs support the idea of granting £100m of government funding to train new truck drivers to address the shortfall, exclusive ComRes research commissioned by Motortransport.co.uk and the RHA has found.
John Heirs, driver training & compliance manager with Malcolm Group, has returned to the UK after completing his third voluntary placement supporting Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Project with the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.