Young CEMEX drivers on the road to success

Ten tipper and tanker drivers graduate from company’s Logistics Apprenticeship scheme

TEN young drivers in the CEMEX Logistics Apprenticeship scheme have graduated and become the company’s latest aggregate tipper and cement tanker drivers based at locations across the country.

The drivers were the second cohort to take part in the scheme, which is run over 12 months and helps to address a recognized UK skills gap of an aging driver population by recruiting individuals aged 18 to 23.

According to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), 62% of drivers in the industry are aged 45 years or over, with only 1% under 25 years old.

Carl Milton, northern regional logistics manager and co-ordinator of the scheme, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome these new young drivers, three driving cement tankers and seven driving aggregate tippers, to our team of more than 300 drivers.

‘They have worked hard to achieve a high standard of professional driving and will be doing a vital role in supplying cement and aggregates for use in the construction industry.’

The programme is run in association with CEMEX’s apprentice training provider, Systems Training, and offers a professional framework to a nationally recognized Apprenticeship Level 2 (QCF) qualification in Driving Goods Vehicles and an LGV category C or C+E licence, and the role of LGV driver within CEMEX.

Posted date : 17-11-2016

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