LGV DRIVER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP

Introduced 06 April 2017

Logistics apprenticeships are a reliable way of growing your own talent in your own workplace and helping to introduce younger drivers to the logistics industry.

 

Benefits that apprenticeships contribute towards include:
  • Improving productivity in the workplace
  • Increasing employee satisfaction
  • Reducing staff turnover
  • Reducing recruitment costs


HOW IT WORKS?
  • Apprenticeships are work-based training schemes that combine work with study and result in a programme which is business-focussed.
 
TRAINING INFORMATION?
  • APPRENTICESHIP: Driving Goods Vehicles: Articulated/Drawbar Driver
  • LEVEL: 2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
 
TRAINING OPTIONS:
  • DAY RELEASE: eg. One day a week at Merlin Supply Chain locations
  • BLOCK RELEASE: eg.One week at Merlin Supply Chain locations.
  • EMPLOYERS LOCATION: Merlin Supply Chain Solutions comes to your workplace

END POINT ASSESSEMENT:
  • The LGV Driver Level 2 apprenticeship contains an end-point assessment by an independent organisation to ensure that all apprentices follow the same standard and are assessed consistently.
 
ABOUT THE LGV DRIVER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP
This Apprenticeship is for individuals seeking to start or further their career in driving and delivering goods. The apprenticeship is delivered at the employer's location and aims to give the driver the skills and knowledge to ensure that freight is moved safely, securely and cost-effectively.  The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated experienced assessor, to ensure your apprentice is supported fully throughout their programme. The assessors concentrate their efforts into making every apprentice into the very best goods vehicle driver that he/she can be, ensuring that they become an asset to your company with safety at the forefront of everything that they do.
 
LGV DRIVER LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIP
  • Safe, controlled and fuel efficient driving techniques relating to driving an LGV
  • Safe use of equipment and machinery
  • Vehicle preparation, including vehicle safety checks/inspections, defect reporting, safety requirements, loading, securing, unloading processes
    • Protect the vehicle and associated loads
    • Planning and preparing processes
    • Basic IT applications and other relevant technology and systems and how these are reported by use of Key Performance
    • Relevant regulation and legislation governing the supply chain industry specific to the role
    • How to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues appropriately,
      in line with situation and organisational style
    • Structure of the industry; the modes of transport and how these affect transport operations
    • Importance of delivering excellent customer service to customers and colleagues
    • Proposed and actual changes to systems, processes and technology used in the industry
    • Environmental impact of the industry, sector and role and how this can be minimised -
      safe and fuel efficient driving techniques
    • How the role can affect health; the need to maintain a level of fitness appropriate to their role
    • The implications of city restrictions - congestion charging - night restrictions - route restrictions -
      vehicle equipment requirements
    • The implications of driving on roads alongside vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, pedestrians, motor cyclists

     
    Enquire now about MERLIN ACADEMY APPRENTICESHIPS
    t: +44 (0)1536 533697
     

    APPRENTICESHIP LEVY

    Introduced: 06 April 2017
    Levy allowance: £15,000
    Levy payers: Wage bill +£3m
    Non-levy payers: Wage bill under £3m
    Levy payers: 0.5% of annual wage bill
    Levy deadline: 24 months 
     

     

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