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 […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]
The logistics sector has triumphed in its hard-fought battle to receive funding towards HGV driver licence acquisition for apprentices.
Hundreds of millions of pounds raised by employers and intended to pay for apprentices has not been used and has instead paid back to the government, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information act.