The long-awaited driver apprenticeship standard for Cat C+E licences is due to be published this summer, according to the FTA. It said its approval and rollout couldn’t come quickly enough in an industry plagued with skills shortages in recent years. The new standard should give operators the opportunity to draw down from the Levy fund and help them meet their employment and training demands. It follows widespread criticism that the current HGV driver apprenticeship standard was not fit for purpose […]
Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues.
Longer semi-trailers (LSTs) could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as the government moves to bring to an early end a trial of over 2,600 LSTs following positive results.
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 […]