In reference to the article by David Coombes in the latest edition of Motor Transport (6 July) I would again wish to comment on the assumptions made. Unfortunately, Skills for Logistics have been reluctant to accept the wishes of the majority of operators in the industry, who want a Category C+E LGV Driver Apprenticeship rather than a purely Category C apprenticeship. The quantities of the different types of HGVs in Britain are undisputed: 275,000 rigids and 131,000 artics. I also […]
Closing the skills gap the logistics industry faces is the responsibility of every operator, writes Think Logistics founder and Abbey Logistics group CEO Steve Granite.
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.
Bibby Distribution has launched a 12-month apprenticeship scheme to attract school leavers into the logistics sector.