CONSUMER delivery company Hermes UK is addressing the UK driver shortage and is enabling unemployed workers to gain skills and the possibility of full-time employment. It is designed to ensure the company has its own ‘talent pipeline’ and is prepared for any future legislation and possible Brexit impact.

The new ‘Road to Logistics’ programme is funded through the company’s apprenticeship levy and will see Hermes recruit a number of LGV apprentices who currently have no driving experience, supporting them to achieve their Cat C and Cat C&E Licence.

The scheme is open to applicants of any age with the training taking 12 months. All successful participants will then be offered roles as employed drivers within Hermes’ hubs at Warrington and Rugby.