What does excellent Driver CPC training look like? Following extensive consultation with employers, training providers and trade associations on DCPC training provision, Skills for Logistics are launching the new Standard of Excellence in September 2014.
Did you know that 72% of businesses reported improved productivity when they took on an apprentice? Hiring apprentices helps businesses to boost productivity through growing their skills base whilst specifically developing their own qualified workforce.
The Logistics Sector is facing a huge driver shortage. Between 2010 and 2020, 149,000 new drivers will be needed in the sector. The Certificate to Work is a way of attracting new drivers into the industry no matter what their experience, as they will be able to demonstrate they have the knowledge, competence and skills to be a safe driver.
We are currently consulting with employers on a number of suites of National Occupational Standards (NOS). These projects involve consulting with industry to write new or review current National Occupational Standards / qualifications. Click for more details.
Logistics employers based in the East Midlands have traineeships available in the EastMidlands for ex-military personnel aged 16-24 that are currently unemployed for work placements. Mid-June 2014 to end-October 2014. More>>
Logistics in Northamptonshire employs 45,000 people, but people in the industry say it faces a crisis because of a shortage of qualified lorry drivers. Many Large Goods Vehicle, or LGV, drivers are coming up to retirement age, and its claimed that not enough young people are coming forward to replace them.