Logistics UK launches free guide to finding funding for new HGV drivers

A free guide explaining how to access funding and support for employing HGV drivers is being offered to logistics firms.

Produced by Logistics UK, with support from the Department for Education and the Department for Work and Pensions, the guide gives information about schemes available to employers and how and where to apply for funding, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK policy director, said: “There is currently an acute issue with the recruitment and retention of roles across our industry, not least HGV drivers, but many employers are confused about how to access vital funding in order to recruit and train new workers.

“This new guide provides simple and practical steps which will help recruiters right across our industry to identify and enrol the workforce our sector so desperately needs.”

For a free copy of the guide to ‘Funding and Support for Accessing Logistics Skills’, visit: https://logistics.org.uk/campaigns/skills-and-employment/funding-and-support-for-accessing-logistics-skills 

Source: Motor Transport