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BCA helps address LGV driver shortages with new apprenticeship programme

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BCA is hosting regional apprenticeship open days to meet potential candidates interested in embarking on a career as a large goods vehicle (LGV) driver.

Events are being held in Sunderland on January 19, 2022, Perry Barr Birmingham on February 2 and 3 and Sheerness onj a date yet to be confirmed.

The LGV apprenticeship programme is open to individuals of all ages and will run for 12 to 14 months throughout various locations nationwide.

BCA said that no previous experience is necessary, but candidates must hold a full UK car licence.

Post-graduation, candidates can achieve a Class 1 licence and earn a salary of up to £50,000, BCA said.

During the opening day, prospective candidates will learn more about the benefits and reality of embarking on a career as a LGV driver, as well as an understanding of the apprenticeship course structure and exactly what the programme involves.

Apprenticeship provider SP Training will be on hand to assess potential candidates and invite successful candidates back for one-to-one interviews.

In December 2021, BCA predicted used car sector stability after values declined 19% in two months.

In the latest digital edition of AM Magazine Cap HPI head of valuations, Derren Martin, Cox Automotive director of insight Phillip Nothard and Auto Trader commercial director Ian Plummer gave their predictions for the year ahead in a 2022 Outlook feature.

Last year, the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA) said the remarketing sector skills shortage extends beyond HGV drivers.

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