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Cumbria training company backs launch of driver bootcamps to tackle lorry driver shortage


Training bootcamps have been launched to address the nationwide shortage of truck drivers.

LGV Skills boot camps were recently launched as part of the government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and are backed by SP Training, a Cumbrian training company.

Ben Robinson, an LGV driver at Rockcliffe-based North West Recycling, used the refresher element of the Skills Bootcamp program to earn his C+E licence, which means he is now able to drive an arctic wagon in addition of the 26 ton rigid wagon that it normally has discs.

Since Ben already had some of the basic knowledge, the refresher course only lasted six days.

Tony Higgins, Managing Director of SP Training, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the government in rolling out LGV Skills Bootcamps across the UK, and we are even more pleased to be the premier logistics training provider in the UK. UK to find success. in the program.

“We look forward to working in partnership with the government to help tackle the driver shortage and encourage applicants or employers interested in taking part in the scheme to contact us by emailing [email protected]

Upon successful application to one of these training sessions, applicants will receive all relevant skills, knowledge and information on how to train for their VLG driving license and what the career path entails.

In the application process, it is necessary to complete an online application form, pass a medical examination, apply for a provisional license, practice and pass the driving theory tests.

This is followed by practical training, where candidates will be supported by driving instructors in acquiring the skills necessary to pass a rigid (one week) or arctic (two week) practical test.

There will be learner support via a learning advisor throughout and then a job interview with an employer – guaranteed.

To be eligible, applicants must be aged 19 or over and eligible to work in the UK.

They can be employed, self-employed or unemployed and looking for work, and must hold a full UK driving licence.

For more information visit https://www.sptraininguk.com/bootcamps/