Ryder is celebrating 25 years of its award-winning technician apprenticeship programme and insists high-quality apprentices are needed now more than ever. Its national apprentice programme was launched in 1994 and since then the rental, contract hire and maintenance provider has employed 245 apprentices, who all undertake the IMI certificate in heavy vehicle maintenance and repair. Ryder said the success of its apprenticeship programme is down to the pastoral care and support, with each apprentice assigned a one-to-one mentor for three […]
CM Downton Downton’s apprenticeship programmes, covering driving, administration and mechanic roles, are a key strand of the company’s recruitment strategy. They’re particularly focused on apprentices benefiting from the support of more experienced colleagues to help develop their vocational skills. The company has designed a programme that delivers a return as well as creating opportunities for young and female drivers and those from more diverse backgrounds. After gaining their licence, apprentices partner up with an experienced mentor to learn skills on […]
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has launched a £100,000 fund to help Covid-hit automotive businesses save apprenticeship jobs as the government’s furlough scheme comes to an end.
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.