Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports. As operators have found it harder to find good drivers they have become increasingly reliant on agency staff to fill shifts, in turn putting pressure on the agencies to find more drivers. Manpower operations director Jason Greaves (pictured below) has been responsible for the agency’s driving […]
Drivers face new challenges in era of change by David Coombes MD, Skills for Logistics We’re now two years into the Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship, and while we are seeing increasing uptake month on month it is still only scratching the surface in addressing the continuing driver shortage.
Europa Worldwide Group is to run its apprenticeship driver programme for the second year after its first two candidates passed with flying colours.
The government’s apprenticeship levy will come into force in April 2017. This means in just four months, companies with a payroll of £3m or more will be paying 0.5% of that cost into a pot, which UK businesses will be able to draw from for staff training.