FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall. It forms part of the infrastructure services company’s wider efforts to tackle construction’s major skills gaps. The 13-month apprenticeship is funded through the government’s apprenticeship levy. It will support new entrants into the industry as well as permitting existing employees to upskill or re-train. FM Conway will deliver the programme in partnership with Scania and South Essex College. It will see 36 apprentices per […]
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
A proposed new migrant camp in Dunkirk, just 30 miles from Calais, has been criticised by the RHA and the FTA.
The RHA held a National Training Conference at Birmingham’s National Motorcycle Museum last month. Describing 2012 as the year Driver CPC ‘comes of age’ the day was dominated by discussion of this most emotive of subjects. Seen by some as the way forward to improve the sector’s image, others view it as a government cash-cow with too many “cowboys” delivering training. However, conference chairman Richard Fry started the day with the message that was consistently delivered throughout: Whatever you think […]