Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship. MD Andy Downton told MT: “It’s no secret that the government’s only got a certain pool […]
CM Downton has bought 10 new Cartwright trailers to support growth on its long-running Saica Paper contract.
The new apprenticeship levy will come into play on 6 April and will change the way the industry funds and trains its apprentices. Having led the industry’s bid for its own trailblazer apprenticeship, RHA deputy director of policy Colin Snape marks National Apprenticeship Week for Motortransport.co.uk by outlining the top five things operators need to know about the tax and how to use it.
The industry is in danger of losing tens of millions of pounds worth of training funding as the spending cut off for the apprenticeship levy looms.