The transport and logistics industry has paid an estimated £130m in Apprentice Levy taxation since its introduction in April 2017 but has reclaimed only a fraction of this sum to fund training new or existing staff. With Brexit expected to lead to a further exodus of EU drivers and warehouse staff, the Levy was supposed to help industry plug the gap by recruiting and training more UK workers. According to the FTA, including HGV and van drivers, fork lift operators […]
Massey Wilcox Transport is calling on the government to tackle the driver shortage crisis by introducing a loan scheme for trainee HGV drivers, which would operate in a similar way to the student loan system.
Cemex has launched an Apprentice Driver Scheme for 18 to 23-year-olds, and is on the hunt for 12 candidates for this year’s intake.