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Funded HGV driver courses set up by Combined Authority

HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages and support people into better paid jobs

The Combined Authority is funding the training through its devolved control of the Adult Education Budget for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Under the Adult Education programme, Peterborough College will provide a route into driver training. And a new independent training provider, System Group, has also been commissioned to train more local drivers.

The shortage of drivers has come into sharp focus with fuel and other supply chain issues leading to a lack of available goods across a range of sectors, including food and the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority has reacted quickly to respond to local skills needs. The training will support local employers and the economy while also helping people into better paid jobs and careers by raising levels of skills.

The aim is to train an initial 45 HGV drivers and if successful, there is potential to build further long-term capacity. The courses are freeand trainees must be aged over 19 and live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

*find out more about the eligibility criteria and who to get in touch with on the Combined Authority's website here: HGV driver courses set up to help meet critical shortages and support people into better paid jobs