Just days after an initial application for an HGV driver apprenticeship was rejected, the government has approved a supply chain operatives apprenticeship under the Trailblazer initiative.
Both apprenticeships were put forward by a working group that includes the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The RHA is hoping government may reconsider its decision on the HGV driver apprenticeship, which was rejected due to the time it takes to train for the role.
Spokesman for the RHA, Jack Semple said, “We have already met with government officials in the Business department and we are currently urgently seeking a meeting with Nick Boles. We have not given up on the idea of a driver apprenticeship. We are urgently trying to find a positive way forward.”
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