First driver from job scheme
09 March 2016
Meachers Global Logistics has appointed the first newly qualified Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver from a pilot scheme designed to encourage unemployed and unqualified individuals to train and pursue a commercial driving career.
Thirty year old Matt Lindsay has been employed having successfully completed the free programme, which combined a short period of study at Southampton’s City College along with an intensive driver-training programme. He has now achieved a full C+E driver license.
The course, which was supported by a number of the City’s logistics firms, Job Centre Plus and Southampton City Council, was designed to help alleviate the chronic shortage in HGV drivers within the logistics industry and offered applicants both professional training and a guaranteed job when they qualified.