The Apprenticeship Levy is not delivering what it was designed for, according to a two-year review of the ‘Transport infrastructure skills strategy’ by the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT). The report reveals the road transport sector recruited fewer than 10% of a projected 15,000 apprentices in the past year. STAT, which, among others, is made up of representatives from the DfT, TfL and Think Logistics, said that in 2017/18 the sector recruited just 1,300 apprentices. In its review a year […]
Associated Cold Stores & Transport (ACS&T) said it ended last year in a strong financial position after Covid-19 resulted in a 17% reduction in turnover and knocked almost two-thirds off its pre-tax profit.
Over 30 unemployed young people are set to join the Port of London Authority (PLA) in Gravesend and Forth Ports, including Tilbury Port, as part of the government’s £2.4bn Kickstart work programme.
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.