Whistl has teamed up with Road to Logistics to offer HGV drivers roles at its Bedford Super Depot.
Road to Logistics is not-for-profit Government backed organisation, set up by the Road Haulage Association and Microlise to address the 45,000 HGV driver shortage in the UK.
The initiative helps people interested in becoming a driver by assessing their suitability then working with them to pass the test and link with partners for interview.
Road to Logistics is open to people who either earn under £17.5k a year or are out of work. The training and test is paid for, which typically costs around £3,000.
There is a focus on widening the talent pool from sections of society where individuals need help and support to regain self-confidence and independence.
Nick Wells, Whistl CEO, said: “The Road to Logistics programme is playing a crucial role in widening the appeal and opportunities in HGV driving. As we grow the business we are looking to recruit HGV drivers based at our Bedford Super Depot. It’s a great career and we look forward to employing people through this scheme.”