Hermes UK has launched an apprenticeship scheme to tackle the driver shortage and ensure a pipeline of talent for the company. Dubbed the Road to Logistics, the programme, which is funded through the company’s Apprenticeship Levy, will see Hermes recruit a number of apprentices with no driving experience and train them to achieve their C and C&E licences. As the latter does not currently attract funding under levy rules, Hermes will be paying for the C&E part of the apprenticeship. […]
Hermes is to increase its self-employed couriers’ pay to meet competition for the workers as the e-retail market surges.
Hermes has invested in 100 new vehicles as part of a fleet replacement programme, which will also assist it with additional parcel volumes. The parcels firm has made a multi-million pound investment in 86 vans, a mix of 7.5-tonne, 12-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles, which will be used for radial depot work. It has also added 14 tractor units to its trunking operation, collecting from customers and distributing to its hub and depot network. All the new vehicles have automatic gearboxes […]
Palletways member Sovereign Transport has hired a Hermes field manager as its new business sales executive.