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. RHA deputy policy director Colin Snape warned delegates at the Microlise Transport Conference that of the £68m the sector had paid into the levy since its launch last year, only £2m had been withdrawn again. The levy has a 24 month cap on spending money that has been put into it, after which it […]
A range of the transport industry’s biggest operators have explained the thinking behind their recruitment strategies for the year ahead.
CM Downton Downton’s apprenticeship programmes, covering driving, administration and mechanic roles, are a key strand of the company’s recruitment strategy. They’re particularly focused on apprentices benefiting from the support of more experienced colleagues to help develop their vocational skills. The company has designed a programme that delivers a return as well as creating opportunities for young and female drivers and those from more diverse backgrounds. After gaining their licence, apprentices partner up with an experienced mentor to learn skills on […]
SP Training has welcomed plans to include acquisition of the Category C+E HGV licence within the apprenticeship standard.