Hanson launch new driver apprenticeship programme
HGV driver apprentice scheme aims to help tackle construction skills gap
HANSON have launched a new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driving apprenticeship scheme aimed at addressing the shortfall of lorry drivers in the UK. The 15-month apprenticeship offers an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start a driving career in the industry, plus gain experience across the business.
As part of the training programme, successful applicants will be paid to obtain their HGV licence whilst gaining knowledge, skills, and experience in all aspects of driving and operating one of Hanson’s Cat C vehicles.
Mentor support and extensive training, including drivers’ hours legislation, tachograph procedures, transport law, working time directive, and relevant health, safety, and environmental legislation, will be provided as well as unforms and safety equipment.
To apply, candidates must have a full UK driving licence as well as a good level of education in maths and English and be customer-service focused. In return, a competitive starting salary will be offered, which will increase as programme objectives are achieved.
Clare Mayo, HR director at Hanson, commented: ‘Our new driving apprenticeship scheme provides a foot in the door for motivated individuals, with no experience, looking to train as HGV drivers and benefit from permanent, full-time employment from day one. In return, we will benefit from additional skilled drivers to support us in delivering vital building material supplies to our customers in a timely, efficient, and courteous manner.’