A new trailblazer apprenticeship standard for managers in express delivery companies has been given the green light by BIS. The Institute of Couriers submitted the application for the standard earlier this year in light of increasing demands on the e-retail sector. The newly-approved apprenticeship model will take the form of a five year course, beginning with management CPC or Fors practitioner workshops, evolving into part time study with a university. Institutes involved include Manchester Metropolitan University, University of West London […]
Parcel carrier APC Overnight has revealed that all of its LGV drivers have completed the Driver CPC. Its drivers have all completed the compulsory 35 hours of training two years ahead of the September 2014 deadline. Transport manager Surjit Ram said: “Road safety is imperative in any logistics firm, particularly one the size of APC, so to have our drivers qualified to the highest standard in their field gives us added confidence that every aspect of our service is top […]
Europa Worldwide Group is to run its apprenticeship driver programme for the second year after its first two candidates passed with flying colours.
Irish parcels firm Nightline celebrated its 20th year in business with a visit from Ireland’s deputy prime minister Eamon Gilmore. Speaking at the firm’s Dublin headquarters, Gilmore said Nightline’s success during a period of economic uncertainty was due to the company’s “solid foundation” of innovation, commitment and hard work. He added: “Businesses like Nightline are important to not only the national economy but also local communities through employment and local expenditure.” Nightline began trading in May 1992 from a back […]