Mantra Learning News

06 Jul 21

Kids And Grownups Love It So, But We're Running Low On Haribo!

Lorry driver shortage threatens Haribo sweets.

Haribo has said it is struggling to deliver its sweets to shops in the UK because of a shortage of lorry drivers. The brand has announced it is ‘experiencing challenges’ that are hitting supplies.

Britain’s driver shortage is becoming a crisis for the UK economy, with the LGV driver shortage approaching 100,000. This figure has almost doubled since February 2020. The haulage industry has blamed the pandemic and Brexit for thousands of unfilled HGV driver jobs and is one of several sectors having trouble finding suitable staff as the economy reopens.

The government said it will act, by increasing HGV driving test capacity and funding apprenticeships. Available from the 1st of April – 30th September 2021, the government is introducing increased incentive payments for companies hiring new apprentices. The grants will be £3,000 payment per hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age. Read more HERE.

Mantra, with support from Veterans Into Logistics, The Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Rochdale Borough Council and Jobcentre Plus has launched our “100 HGV Drivers in 100 Days” campaign in an effort to address the shortage and limit the impact that this crisis will have on businesses across the city region and the UK as a whole. As demand for goods increases, so does the need for drivers to transport those goods and the strain on logistics companies is already beginning to show.

Our campaign aims to take both job seekers and service-leavers and fast track them into becoming licensed LGV drivers through our fully funded course.

If you are looking to recruit newly trained LGV drivers into your business, contact us today on 0330 3334993.

The Job Gym offers Free Fully Funded HGV/LGV Training. To sign up, click here: 



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