Securing funding for logistics apprentices is only half the battle when it comes to solving the skills crisis – getting students and employers talking is also vital. Stockton Riverside College (SRC) on the south bank of the Tees believes that with its Logistics Academy it has created a successful collaborative model for others to follow. The academy is now in its sixth year, and Michael Duffey, head of construction and professional services at SRC, says the college began to focus […]
Last year industry players won their long-waged battle for a government-funded driver training apprenticeship. The Trailblazer pitch had been denied twice previously when the government said it didn’t think training a driver would stretch over the 12-month period needed to meet funding requirements. While the Trailblazer scheme was eventually approved, CM Downton was well ahead of the game with its own 12-month driving apprenticeship.
Gregory Distribution has taken on four apprentice drivers at its Cullompton depot as part of a drive to attract younger people into the industry.
GV Group (Gate Ventures), which owns several brands offering logistics services within the foodservice sector, has appointed Darren Weeks as its group business director.