Delivering career progression opportunities
LRC Training has been providing Apprenticeships for the Royal Mail since 2012.
In collaboration with the Communication Workers Union, 200 candidates have taken up the opportunity to enhance their career prospects.
The majority of these candidates have undertaken the Foundation Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles and gained funding to upskill to an LGV license.
Our 200th Apprentice at the Royal Mail - Ian Jones
Based at Carmarthen delivery office, Ian approached his Union Representative enquiring about funding for LGV licensing and was informed of the Apprenticeship opportunity with LRC Training.
Ian already holds C1 license but wants to upskill to a Class 1 license to improve his chances of obtaining a longer and more rewarding career in the future. Ian sees the Apprenticeship as a good opportunity to gain recognised qualifications for his industry skills and knowledge whilst receiving valuable support to obtain his LGV license.
What’s Involved in the Foundation Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles?
Off the Job Training Days:
Develop Literacy and Numeracy skills by using an online learning tool and attending workshops with a tutor.
Complete Essential Communication Skills and Essential Application of Number Skills qualifications by completing controlled tasks and confirmatory tests at the required level.
Demonstrate driving knowledge by answering knowledge questions that relate to the units selected for the Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles.
Candidates confirm their knowledge of their Rights and Responsibilities as an employee by completing a workbook.
On the Job Training Days:
Drivers demonstrate that both their driving skills and knowledge meet the professional standards, as defined by the Sector Skills Council, Skills for Logistics.
Candidates are observed on-the-job by an industry qualified assessor and must be able to demonstrate a range of competencies including driving efficiently, preparing the vehicle, loading and unloading safely and correctly and contributing to effective customer service.
LGV Practical Training:
LRC Training will organise revision, training and tests for LGV Theory, Hazard Perception, Initial Driver CPC and LGV Practical so that candidates can achieve their full professional LGV driver status.
Kick-start Your Career!
LRC Training offers apprenticeships in the following:
Driving Goods Vehicles, Logistics Operations, Warehousing and Storage, Passenger Carrying Vehicles, Customer Service and Business Administration.
For more information, contact Jessica Jones at: Jessica.Jones@llanelli-rural.gov.uk