Thompsons UK is to launch an apprenticeship scheme next year, which will aim to bring in four new body builders every year. The Croydon branch of the body builder is currently in the process of designing the programme, and is in talks with nearby Croydon College. Works manager Neil Butler is heading up the programme, and told MT he’s happy to be involved having started out at the business as an apprentice himself. “I started here as an apprentice 12 […]
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.
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) is urging the industry to put forward a HGV driver apprenticeship bid under a fast-track system launched last week.
The long-awaited driver apprenticeship standard for Cat C+E licences is due to be published this summer, according to the FTA.