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 extended its contract with Saica, making the Spanish packaging company one of its “top 10” customers.
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.
Ryder is celebrating 25 years of its award-winning technician apprenticeship programme and insists high-quality apprentices are needed now more than ever.