Yodel is hiring 30 new LGV driver apprentices across the UK providing the opportunity to “earn while they learn”.
The new apprentices will undertake training at one of Yodel’s three national sort centres: Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Willenhall near Wednesbury and Shaw in Oldham, and will work towards achieving their category C+E licence to drive vehicles over 32 tonnes.
During the first 15 weeks of the scheme, apprentices will learn first-hand what goes into sorting and delivering parcels with on-the-job training to get them ready for theory and practical driving tests, said Yodel.
The independent parcel carrier said apprentices will initially earn more than the industry average for entry-level LGV1 apprentices, with this increasing as they achieve various milestones to eventually reach a competitive annual salary upon completion of their licence in less than a year.
Carl Moore, chief operations officer at Yodel, said: “At Yodel we really value our colleagues and the apprenticeship scheme is a great example of this.
“We give our apprentices a driver buddy to support them through the LGV training and they have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business with our expert driver trainers.
“We’re aiming to have our apprentices achieve their licences in time for the 2021 Peak season, and to be driving solo by around February 2022.
“The roles are an exciting opportunity for those looking to get started in a driving career and show that they can go the extra mile.”
Yodel has seen demand for its services increase over the past year as the eCommerce sector boomed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Applicants will need a full, clean UK driving license and GCSE maths and English at grade C or equivalent. Applications close on May 21.
Find out more on the Yodel website.