21 September 2020

Driver Apprenticeships with NWH

Driver Apprenticeships with NWH

It’s that time again! We are kickstarting our driver apprenticeship scheme and taking new applications for 2020/21.

With more drivers retiring than ever before and a lack of opportunity for young people looking to get into the profession, there is a severe shortage of HGV drivers across the UK. The process to become qualified can be a lengthy and difficult one, and one that can seem out of reach for lots of young adults due to the number of tests, courses and the expensive fees that are required.

That’s where we step in.

Here at NWH, we aim to tackle this driver shortage with our renowned HGV Driver Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme offers an incredibly high level of training from our experienced and knowledgeable Mentor Drivers, and our apprentices are put through their SVQ Driving Goods Vehicles qualification, which is a SCQF Level 6 Qualification. This is in addition to a Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Freight Logistics – Driving Goods Vehicles.

Suitable for those between 19 and 24, we equip our apprentices with the skills and knowledge they need to get full time careers as HGV drivers. What’s more, there is no cost to the individual applying with NWH as all fees are fully funded by the government, including theory, medicals and more. 

We are even able to offer full time roles for successful apprentices, taking them from apprentice wages to full time driver wages after successfully completing their 12 month training.

We’re now looking to begin recruitment for our next intake of apprentices, so if you would like any more information regarding this fantastic opportunity, please give our head office a call on 03333 20 4000, and send any CVs and covering letters to careers@nwhgroup.co.uk

Don’t forget to use your cover letter as a way of showing off your enthusiasm, skills and experiences and tell us why you would be a good fit for the scheme, and make sure you stand out from the crowd!

About NWH Group

The NWH Group is a second-generation family business headquartered in Midlothian. Serving the whole of Scotland and Newcastle from ten sites, the NWH Group’s vision is to eliminate waste by transforming it into a valuable product. The business currently employs around 300 staff.

On its mission to eliminate waste, it provides waste collection services to the leisure, retail and construction industries. Collecting waste with its fleet of trade refuse, skip, tipper, grab and walking floor articulated vehicles, transporting materials to its recycling facilities where they are transformed into high value products such as cardboard, paper, washed sands, biomass for energy and animal bedding.

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