System Group’s Driver Training & Test Centres in Widnes and Carlisle are the only ones of their type in their regions to employ their own DVSA-approved examiners. This helps cut test waiting times to three days, and means up to 20 people can become qualified drivers each week.
“We can be really flexible,” says Adrian Daulby, one of System Group’s Director of Operations. “Because we have our own examiners at our own facility, we can offer training and test dates to suit our customers’ schedules.”
The centres feature the latest driver training equipment and facilities to fast-track people through the LGV qualification as quickly as possible – the LGV driver training programme that takes clients from their car licence to their artic licence can be completed in as little as eight weeks.
The facilities include classrooms, an outside maneuvering area, a new fleet of training vehicles, as well as a team of experienced instructors to equip candidates with the skills, experience and certifications for a commercial vehicle driving career.
Adrian Daulby has said that the investment in the facilities had been made to help keep the regional transport industry moving with the skilled drivers it needs: “Our training programme provides a springboard for those looking to either get back into work as drivers or start a new career in the commercial transport sector.”
The centres are a one-stop-shop for LGV training and testing that enables people to gain their CAT C and C+E licences, which qualifies them to drive LGVs.
Once qualified, System Group’s resourcing team work closely with newly qualified drivers to identify the right opportunity for them and place them into work.
The centres aren’t only for those who want to get on the road. The training centres also boast classrooms for Driver CPC (at the best prices you’ll find) and Transport Management CPC and fully equipped warehouses where candidates can receive high quality, competitively priced forklift training. This means that the centres offer the complete logistics package so whether you want to be king of the road or of the warehouse, System Group has the training programme you need.