VisionDrive, a logistics company specialising in transporting single vehicles, has launched a new development programme aiming to raise standards within the industry.
The firm has kick-stated the VisionDrive Learning and Development Programme by teaming up with Lincoln College, with all of the company’s full-time drivers taking part. The scheme aims to plug skill and knowledge gaps which they believe have been left unaddressed in logistics.
Jack Davies, Director at VisionDrive, said: “We have spoken to a lot of operators within our sector and found that expectations are well ahead of the standards previously set out by sole traders.
“To meet this head on, we’ve come up with a programme that not only addresses skills gaps, but also takes the time to find out what drivers want to become, fuelling their individual ambitions.”
The course, which lasts a year, will combine driver training with shadowing of existing staff on the road. At the foundation level, the qualification will be worth the equivalent of a City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ.
More specific elements, such as customer care and how to operate vehicles in client dealerships, will also be taught alongside the qualification.