National Highways supports campaign to boost recruitment in logistics sector

National Highways is supporting a recruitment campaign to boost applications for roles in the logistics sector. The industry has long had difficulties in attracting and retaining staff, but now Generation Logistics has been launched to help attract, identify and develop a new and diverse generation of talent to fill vacancies industry-wide and future-proof the sector. […]

IHE running Introduction to ITS course in Birmingham

The Institute of Highway Engineers is running an Introduction to Intelligent Transport Systems course in September, setting out ITS Principles and Practice. It says technology now offers new tools to deploy new policy aims for the roads authorities and for professionals working within the Intelligent Transport Systems. Such technology can range from more advanced traffic […]

<strong>Marlborough Highways launches fully funded training programme in partnership with Shaw Trust</strong><strong></strong>

Marlborough Highways has partnered with Ixion, part of Shaw Trust, to deliver a two-week construction programme for the residents of the London Boroughs of Haringey, Hackney, and Newham. Taking place at Marlborough’s Garman Road office in Tottenham and starting on 25 July 2022, the scheme forms part of the Shaw Trust Construction Academy, and will help attendees gain experience and qualifications, […]

New course teaches professional drivers what to do after an accident

The transport training company Novadata has launched a new course to give professional drivers more insight into what to do after an accident. Its Certificate of Professional Competence “Actions After an Accident or Breakdown” scheme has been specially devised to promote increased safety for drivers, passengers and other road users following a breakdown or accident […]

AW Repair Group becomes first group to complete Thatcham Research EV training

As the number of Electric Vehicle registrations continues to increase rapidly – with 190,792 pure electric cars registered last year, up from 108,205 the year before – AW Repair Group has achieved ‘EV Ready’ certification across all its sites. AW, one of the UK’s leading accident repair groups, was the first to sign up for […]

Trainers turn to Virtual Reality to teach new HGV drivers

One of the UK’s largest HGV training companies has turned to Virtual Reality technology to help prospective drivers learn key safety procedures more effectively and get test-ready quicker amid a shortage of available training vehicles. Over the past few months, the UK has suffered a shortage of more than 100,000 qualified HGV drivers. and the […]

Government announces major review into HGV driver training

The Government is promising what it calls a sweeping review which it says will seek to improve compulsory ongoing training for HGV and bus drivers. It’s one of 30 measures the government says is supporting the road haulage sector and encouraging even more people to return to the profession. Drivers currently need to undergo five days of […]

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund announces Masters Bursary Scheme 2022-23

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees have announced they will be running a Transport Masters Bursary programme for 2022-23. The Trustees are hoping to encourage more applications to study for a transport related Masters – both from people who are new to the transport sector and people who are currently employed in the sector who […]

Amey invests in the next generation workforce across Area 10 highways contract

Five apprentices have been welcomed into their new roles across Amey’s Area 10 contract, as Highways Maintenance Operatives.   This level 2 apprenticeship programme is being offered by SB Skills Solutions and provides both practical and theoretical training, covering all aspects of highways maintenance.    Account Director on the Amey, Area 10 contract, Lucy Fell said: “We want to invest in […]

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