Walkers Transport will welcome two new staff members to its Manchester depot next month after putting them through their apprenticeship qualifications. Sophie Bleakley and Erica Burns will join the customer service and transport departments at the 3PL respectively, after completing their level-3 apprenticeships in customer services and business administration. Funded by Walkers’ apprenticeship levy proceeds, Bleakley and Burns were both trained at Rochdale Training in association with Palletways member Walkers. Georgina Farrell, trainer and assessor from Rochdale Training, said: “Sophie […]
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.
A final mile delivery trailblazer apprenticeship was given the green light at the end of last year, backed by the Institute of Couriers (IoC).
In reference to the article by David Coombes in the latest edition of Motor Transport (6 July) I would again wish to comment on the assumptions made.