The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has called for reforms to the apprenticeship levy after take up figures for apprenticeships continued to decline in the UK a year after the tax went live. Steve Nash, chief executive of the IMI, said that while numbers in the motor industry are not as low as in other sectors, the sector should still be performing better, and blamed the complexity of the scheme for the shortfall. In the six months after the […]
FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall.
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.
Walkers Transport will welcome two new staff members to its Manchester depot next month after putting them through their apprenticeship qualifications.