Fraikin has launched a heavy vehicle apprenticeship programme to develop the next generation of HGV technicians. The three-year, Level 3 Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship standard is designed to expand Fraikin’s engineering capabilities and it said it would recruit a new intake of apprentices every two years. The company said apprentices will join the programme on a competitive starting salary, which will increase over the three years and then into a final consolidation year, before each successful candidate will join the business […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has launched a scheme to entice former armed forces personnel into the logistics industry. SfL has been awarded £1.4m from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Employer Investment Fund to attract up to 1,000 people leaving the services into a job within logistics. Through its Military Transitions to Logistics programme, SfL will provide a specific route into the sector for ex-Armed Forces personnel. Mick Jackson, chief executive of SfL, said: “The sector has a requirement […]
Skills shortages is a constant theme for the logistics sector that was tackled on day two of the virtual Commercial Motor Show.
The Large Goods Vehicle Driver apprenticeship could soon include category C+E after hundreds of hauliers backed the suggestion in an official survey aimed at gauging industry support for its inclusion.