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Assist Resourcing launches LGV driver training program

Assist Resourcing Group recently launched an LGV driver training program called Driving Ambition.

The company states that the program, based in Widnes, Cheshire, aims to combat the shortage of LGV drivers in the UK by training and testing at the same facility over an eight-week period.

Assist Resourcing claims that the Driving Ambition initiative opens up opportunities for local people to train as part of an intensive skills’ programme to be ready for work as drivers.

The first trainees are near the end of their course and will be looking to secure permanent LGV driving jobs with a range of blue chip employers earning in excess of £30,000 a year.

The move by Driving Ambition is aimed at tackling UK-wide demand for qualified drivers – logistics and transport operators are currently struggling to recruit drivers and it’s estimated that an extra 150,000 trained drivers will be needed by 2020.

Adrian Daulby, Driving Ambition’s director of operations said, “We have made the investment to help keep the regional transport industry moving with the skilled drivers it needs.

“Our training programme provides a springboard for those looking to either get back into work as drivers or start a new career in the commercial transport sector.

“With the six figure investment we’ve made and our own onsite DVSA examiners, we are offering a unique opportunity for people to gain job ready skills at a fraction of the cost of alternative training courses and in considerably less time. It’s a win-win.”

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