An apprentice truck driver, part of the initial cohort of Co-op’s all-new professional driver programme, has beaten nearly 320 drivers to be the top-performer at the company’s Castlewood distribution centre, despite acquiring his licence with SP Training just three months ago. Heading the monthly driver performance rankings, Aron Marshall is part of Co-op’s professional driver apprenticeship programme, which sees the company proactively create its own drivers to combat the current national shortage. Co-op’s Microlise telematics system measures drivers on performance […]
John Heirs, driver training & compliance manager with Malcolm Group, has returned to the UK after completing his third voluntary placement supporting Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Project with the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Millions of pounds of unspent apprenticeship funding is in danger of being diverted into the Treasury’s coffers, with many operators unaware that they can transfer a quarter of their funding to subcontractors to help pay for their apprenticeship schemes.