Tony Higgins - Managing Director

Harry Mason     11th October 2019

SP Training Launches Dangerous Goods Driving Apprenticeship with Flogas

SP Training has partnered with leading LPG gas supplier Flogas Britain Limited to deliver a bespoke professional driver programme tailored to create new rigid truck drivers for the company, including the necessary training and skills to transport dangerous goods. To help combat the national driver shortage, Flogas is using the Apprenticeship pathway to create new,…

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SP Training Secures Contract To Train DVSA Examiners

Donna-Marie Brown     6th September 2019

SP Training Secures Contract To Train DVSA Examiners

SP Training has secured an agreement with Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to deliver training to its examiners, enabling them to achieve their truck and bus driving licences before they become fully-qualified vocational examiners in LGV (large goods vehicle) and PCV (passenger carrying vehicle). In the last two years, DVSA has trained 63 examiners…

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C+E Apprenticeship

Donna-Marie Brown     19th August 2019

SP Training Welcomes Artic Licence Inclusion Within Apprenticeship Standard

SP Training is welcoming plans to include acquisition of the C+E or articulated truck licence within the apprenticeship standard. The company has provided an array of training services to a diverse range of businesses, from owner-drivers to national groups, and says a change in the way funding is structured can help the industry by allowing…

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SP Training Launches Construction Training

Donna-Marie Brown     2nd August 2019

SP Training Launches Construction Training To Boost Skills In Cumbria

SP Training has launched a new construction training programme to help deliver training to ensure both local employers and their workforces have the necessary skills to combat the national staff shortage. In partnership with Carlisle College, the new range of construction courses will upskill local people, helping to keep jobs in the region and enable…

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Tony Higgins - Managing Director

Donna-Marie Brown     21st June 2019

Warning To Cumbrian Transport Businesses To Use or Lose Levy Funding

SP Training is reminding Cumbrian businesses with a road transport fleet to ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to accessing the funds they’ve paid into the government’s levy scheme to help address the national commercial driver shortage. After running for 24 months, money paid into the levy by individual businesses will now start…

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SP Training & Carlisle College Construction Academy

Donna-Marie Brown     11th December 2017

SP Training Partnership Launches Cumbria Construction Skills Academy

SP Training has joined forces with Carlisle College to launch the Cumbria Construction Academy, which will deliver apprenticeship training to help address a skills shortage in the sector. The aim is to create apprenticeship jobs in the construction industry by helping employers take advantage of funded training through the Apprenticeship Levy. Carlisle College has launched a…

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Scania and SP Training

Donna-Marie Brown     5th April 2017

Partnership with Scania

SP Training have formed a partnership with Scania to begin offering a national HGV driver training programme. SP Training and the Swedish giant want to combat the UK’s shortage of qualified HGV drivers, which is estimated to be 40,000 below what is needed. The partnership is aiming to help equip people with HGV driving licences via…

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Donna-Marie Brown     14th March 2017

New apprenticeship launched with Stobart Group

Stobart Group is to use SP Training to run an apprenticeship scheme and provide drivers for Stobart Energy – formerly Stobart Biomass. This is designed to create new jobs and address the national shortage of skilled HGV drivers. The programme has been launched by Stobart Group at its Carlisle, Widnes and Tilbury depots. SP Training…

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Tony Higgins & Robin Brown SP Training

Donna-Marie Brown     4th November 2016

Shortage of HGV drivers brings boom for SP Training

Growing demand for HGV drivers has led SP Training to quadruple its workforce in four months. The business aims to tackle a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers by providing tailored training programmes from its custom-built facility at Carlisle Airport. Such has been the demand, SP Training has already increased its staff numbers from four to…

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Donna-Marie Brown     12th October 2016

Carlisle College lands £8.5million project to boost Cumbrian Economy

Carlisle College has been awarded £8.5m in funding to support Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) vision for Cumbria to have one of the fastest growing economies in the UK by raising skills levels and reducing skills gaps. The project will offer funded training opportunities, focusing on workforce development within Cumbrian small and medium sized enterprises…

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