A new UK wide Driver Training Academy has launched which will provide LGV trainees with qualifications in logistics, first aid and mental health, alongside their CE licence. They can also develop their skills and behaviours using a full-sized, state-of-the-art LGV simulator.
Transafe Training has joined forces with a leading logistics firm, GBA Services to create and launch the new driver academy for LGV trainees. Launched this January, with the first cohort set to start in March. Recruitment is currently underway across all GBA Services locations.
People who are interested in joining the Driver Academy can register and upload their CV at https://transafetraining.co.uk/gba-services/
This comes as part of a long-term commitment by GBA Services to recruit, employ and train LGV drivers, commencing with 20 new drivers in 2022.
The Driver Training Academy is being developed and run by Transafe, based in Immingham, North East Lincolnshire and part of MODAL Training, for logistics supply chain operator GBA Services.
Alongside classroom learning and practical driving training, trainees will spend time across other areas of GBA Services to gain a business-wide knowledge. These transferable skills will allow them to develop their future career within the company, opening up opportunities in areas such as transport management.
Hugh Callaway, Managing Director at MODAL Training, said: “I am delighted that through Transafe Training, we are supporting GBA Services to develop their workforce by creating and delivering a Driver Training Academy to develop the next generation of professional LGV drivers.
“GBA Services recognises the importance of fully-trained drivers and specialist logistics skills for both individual careers and business-wide benefits, which is commendable. This is an excellent opportunity to start in this sector and establish a career with GBA Services, with the opportunity to also progress in other areas of their business.
“I look forward to working closely with GBA Services as the first of many cohorts start on the programme.”
GBA Services is a family business which prides itself on being family-friendly, with strong family values. When asked to score how proud they were to work for the company, 89% of drivers answered 10/10.
Drivers were recently asked why they enjoyed working for GBA Services, commenting: “I enjoy the freedom and trust my manager gives me just to get on with the job, knowing that he is happy with my work ethic as it is the same as the company’s.”
Paul Birkbeck, Managing Director of GBA Dedicated Fleet, said: “Through our partnership with Transafe, we have defined a new standard for supporting and developing those who wish to join our profession. Experience and income are no longer a barrier. I really look forward to welcoming the new members to our team and seeing each develop with their new career.”