Don-Bur will take on 15 engineering apprentices in 2021 as a part of a long-term commitment to retaining critical industry skills. Working in partnership with NSEG Training Association, the trailer builder has already taken on eight apprentices this year who it said had demonstrated the willingness and potential to grow within the business. It said apprenticeships, from initial training up to and including technician level 3 and graduate level 4 schemes, were “vitally important to offer career stability and planned, […]
More than 118,000 HGV tests are required to take place over the next 12 months if a skills black hole caused by the pandemic is to be plugged, according to research carried out by the Logistics Skills Network (LSN).
Both the RHA and the FTA have slammed JAUPT’s unilateral decision to change the procedure governing Driver CPC course approval, stating its new diktat will not improve standards but could cause further reputational damage. The associations have gone on the offensive after course approvals body JAUPT wrote to training providers this month, stating copies of all presentations and documents used to deliver Driver CPC courses would, effective immediately, now need to be sent to it at the course approval stage. […]
The chancellor has ignored calls to introduce a training fund to tackle the chronic shortage of HGV drivers in today’s Autumn Statement.