Vidu and Palletways announce free Driver CPC training offer

Vidu Recruitment has joined forces with Palletways Ltd to offer free CPC training to new drivers that take up jobs via Vidu Recruitment’s new, video-based recruitment platform.
 
The only condition attached to the paid-for CPC training offer is that those drivers who receive the backing remain employed by Palletways for at least 12 months after starting with the company.
 
“The chance to get paid and become CPC Driver trained at the same time is a unique offer, so if you’re a driver without up-to-date CPC training, search Vidu for jobs wit

Seven reasons to have qualified LGV and Lift Truck Instructors in-house

Many businesses question whether to outsource the training of LGV drivers and material handling equipment (MHE) operators, or have instructors in-house. In this article I want to explain some of the benefits of in-house instructors.

Repeatedly, we have seen in-house instructors boost the safety and efficiency of an operation, and provide a good return on investment. However, some employers remain unconvinced that training in-house instructors will add the benefit needed to cover the cost of training them.

So, what are the benefits?

Leading lights of the logistics sector recognised at the inaugural Talent in Logistics Awards

Shining and rising stars from the UK and Ireland logistics sector were recently acknowledged at the inaugural Talent in Logistics Awards.

The event, which was held at the Telford International Centre, was hosted by stand-up comedian and star of BBC One sitcom Not Going Out, Tim Vine.

As well as recognising those who train, lead and inspire frontline logistics and transport staff, the Talent in Logistics Awards also reward those who can often feel undervalued and unimportant in the workplace.

The winners were as follows:

LGV Awards

Handling or transporting dangerous goods?

Cargo Training International is one of the world’s leading dangerous goods training companies. Based at London’s Heathrow Airport with offices in in Houston, Texas, the company offers a range of  training courses in the UK and the US and conducts programmes on behalf of customers across the world.

Heathrow to create more than 500 new apprenticeships in 2017

Heathrow has pledged to recruit, train and develop 516 new apprentices in 2017 – up from 455 last year.

As one of the key economic drivers in West London and the Thames Valley, Heathrow supports one in five jobs in the local area.

Modal sets new standards for marine simulator training

A new £7 million marine training facility, equipped with state-of-the-art marine simulators, has opened at Immingham, on the south bank of the Humber.

Training provider Modal Training’s new facility includes a wide range of integrated Kongsberg ship, offshore vessel, engine and control room, HV, DP, radar and VTS simulators. The high-tech equipment features Kongsberg’s K-Sim full picture technology, which allows training to be provided on all vessel types from offshore vessels, tugs and tankers, to deep sea vessels and cruise liners.

Free e-learning course aims to reduce mobile road accidents

With more than 20 deaths a year due to road accidents involving mobile phone use, and the introduction of tougher penalties for drivers caught using them, a new e-learning course aims to raise awareness of the issue.

The course from Learning Heroes is designed for fleet, training and health and safety managers to use for internal staff training. It also covers topics including speed awareness and making better driving decisions.