A comprehensive and unique ‘7 Tier’ holistic programme in two parts for those in the community and coming to the end of custodial sentences and located in Category D open prisons. The course will be targeted at those disadvantaged, male & female, long term unemployed, former offenders, care leavers and military veterans in order to assist their future prospects of securing employment in the transport and logistics sector.
The course to include the City & Guilds:
(Stage 2B) On completion all successful candidates will be offered an additional 12-week (paid) work experience and training placement with a community-based logistics, transport provider with a view to gaining the prerequisite industry experience. All candidates will be provided with mentor support and career guidance throughout this period.
Peer Mentoring, guidance and training is at the heart of this programme. Particular focus on up-skilling candidates from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. The haulage and distribution industry have over 60,000 vacancies, many of which could be filled by the successful candidates from this programme. Qualified LGV drivers can expect OTE in the range of 25-30k Per annum. The learning outcomes and qualifications embedded in to the course are anticipated to enhance personal and occupational attraction to prospective employers while allowing the individual learners to realise their full potential, motivate and lead by example. Wrap around support will be provided in other areas such as; Mental Health, Counselling, Drug & Alcohol rehabilitation, lifestyle and a pro-social lifestyle. It is intended to introduce the social prescribing model in relying on normal social activities in order to boost self-esteem, alleviate depression while allowing candidates to feel they are part of a club, a group and able to express their fears and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. Ultimately the programme will contribute to alleviating costs and resource drain on the public purse, healthcare services, while spring boarding successful candidates towards a law abiding and contributory role in society and for their families.
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