Ten young drivers have graduated in the CEMEX Logistics Apprenticeship scheme and have become the latest aggregate tipper and cement tanker drivers at locations across the country.
The drivers were the second cohort to take part in the Apprenticeship scheme which is run over 12 months and helps to address a recognized UK skills gap of an aging driver population by recruiting individuals aged 18 to 23. In the industry 62% of drivers are aged 45 years or over with only 1% under 25 years old.*
“We are delighted to welcome these new young drivers, 3 driving cement tankers and 7 driving aggregate tippers, to our team of over 300 drivers. They have worked hard to achieve a high standard of professional driving and will be doing a vital role in supplying cement and aggregates for use in the construction industry,” comments Carl Milton, Northern Regional Logistics Manager and co-ordinator of the scheme.
The programme is run in association with our apprentice training provider, Systems Training, and offers a professional framework to a nationally recognised Apprenticeship Level 2 (QCF) qualification in Driving Goods Vehicles and an LGV category C or C+E licence and the role of LGV Driver within CEMEX.
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- * figures from the Freight Transport Association
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- About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.