New HGV driver bootcamps see record entries from “underrepresented” groups


 

Record numbers of women, younger people and ethnic minorities have applied to get on the government-funded HGV driver ‘bootcamps’, according to training consortium The Driver Academy Group. The group, which comprises Manpower, Logistics UK and is led by training provider HGVC, said it had received 589 applications from women since the scheme launched in December. This represents 7% of the total – significantly more than the 1% of women who are currently HGV drivers in the UK. The group said […]