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 levy requires all employers with annual pay bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of their wage bill as an additional tax to the Treasury. Employers can then claim […]
Thompsons UK is to launch an apprenticeship scheme next year, which will aim to bring in four new body builders every year.
Apprentices will play a major part at the FTA’s Logistics Skills Summit that takes place next month, with a focus on the association’s apprentices currently conducting a three-year scheme at operator Gist.
Urgent reforms of HGV driving training, tests and apprenticeships needed to solve skills crisis, warns Logistics UK
Logistics UK is calling for the government to urgently tackle the driver shortage crisis by providing financial support for HGV driver training, reforming the Apprenticeship Levy and prioritising HGV driver tests cancelled due to Covid restrictions.