SP Training has welcomed plans to include acquisition of the Category C+E HGV licence within the apprenticeship standard. The training provider was responding to the news that The Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver Apprenticeship should include the category C+E licence by the autumn. It came after motortransport.co.uk learnt that the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE), the body which approves apprenticeships, is set to give the greenlight to the inclusion of the C+E licence on 4 September. Earlier this […]
Next-day deliveries are in danger of becoming a thing of the past unless certainty over the status of EU workers is provided by the government, the GMB union has claimed.
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 […]
Transport and storage is one of four UK sectors that is most at risk of losing jobs due to automation, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).