Whistl to hire drivers from Road to Logistics

UK delivery management company Whistl has agreed to work with the non-profit Road to Logistics to recruit drivers for its Bedford Super Depot.

The Road to Logistics project was set up by the Road Haulage Association and offers full HGV training to people on low incomes who wish to become drivers. The government backed scheme is open to people earning less than £17,500 and pays the £3,000 training fees as well as supporting them into jobs as drivers. There is a national driver shortage of around 45,000 drivers and this is aimed at addressing it.

“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,” said Nick Wells, CEO Whistl.