Bid for HGV driver apprenticeship denied by government for third time

Following a panel review of the standard, the proposal for a new HGV driving trailblazer apprenticeship has once again been declined. 

An industry-led group of employers, supported by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), had been working on the bid for over a year alongside a second for Supply Chain Operative.  

The panel decided the training required to become a HGV driver fell short of the 12 months training currently necessary to be classified as an apprenticeship. The government has already refused to back an HGV training fund.

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