JobCentre Plus is to select 180 welsh candidates for free HGV driver training in an attempt to reduce unemployment figures and increase professional HGV drivers.
The scheme, launched during National Lorry Week (26th – 31st October), will be government funded and will see the majority of candidates placed with smaller hauliers after their training is complete.
The programme is due to close on 31st March 2016 and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is urging welsh hauliers to sign up.
“Allocations of drivers will be tailored to give a real opportunity to smaller firms – a principle the Road RHA was keen to stress,” said RHA Chief Executive, Richard Burnett.
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