CJ Lang launches driver apprenticeship scheme

CJ Lang & Son has invested in a new driver apprenticeship scheme to ensure it meets the needs of the growing SPAR estate it supplies.

GTG trainer Graeme Finlay (third on left) with CJ Lang logistics employees at the depot in Dundee.

The company has recruited new drivers and warehouse operatives in recent weeks and has welcomed Graeme Findlay, from GTG Training, to start module 1 of the driver apprenticeship scheme.

The new programme allows CJ Lang logistics colleagues to demonstrate their competencies in carrying out their role to the best of their abilities with a range of flexible skills.

Alan Brown, CJ Lang distribution centre manager, said: “CJ Lang is delighted to be working in partnership with GTG Training. As part of our development programme, we believe that, with the right skills, a few of our colleagues can be our HGV drivers of tomorrow.

“The scheme facilitates this progression from warehouse to distribution, plus all our HGV Class 2 drivers will be upskilled to HGV 1. All colleagues on the scheme will have the opportunity to apply for a nationally recognised vocational qualification.”

CJ Lang’s logistics division is working in partnership with GTG Training on a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme in Driving Goods Vehicles (Level 3) to help fill the future skill shortage of HGV drivers in the logistics industry.

The apprenticeship scheme is open to 18-24 year-olds.

Tel: CJ Lang (01382) 512100



Published Date: July 5, 2021
Category: Wholesale Industry News