SKILLS BOOTCAMP

AS PART OF THE LIFETIME SKILLS GUARANTEE AND PLAN FOR JOBS

Following the Government’s commitment to funding technical courses for adults as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs, System Group is partnering with our network of employers across the UK, with the intention of rolling out our programmes with local logistics employers, to deliver a series of Skills Bootcamps designed to help those within our community gain the skills in demand from local employers and bridge the skills gap across vital areas of logistics. 

WHAT ARE SKILLS BOOTCAMP?

Skills Bootcamps are developed in partnership with employers, colleges and local authorities, to help people develop the skills that are in demand in their local area and get a better job. 

 

These flexible courses are open to adults aged 19+ and provide an opportunity to build up sector-specific skills. Training is completely free for participants and leads to a guaranteed interview for a relevant position. 

 

System Group are actively looking to raise awareness and encourage participation from individuals who may previously have faced barriers moving into a new career path within the logistics industry. 

At System Group, Skills Bootcamps will be delivered using a blended approach of virtual classroom or classroom-based delivery (at an employer site), online and practical methods.

ELIGIBILITY

Skills Bootcamps are free if you are aged 19+ and you are either:

  • Employed or Self-employed

  • Recently unemployed (in the past 12 months)

  • Returning to work after a break

  • Holds a full UK driving licence

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HGV Driver Training

Better your job prospects by retraining/upskilling in an industry facing a shortage of drivers and make a difference. Start the journey to your new career in logistics with us and join our FULLY-FUNDED Skills Bootcamp: HGV Driver Training.

If you're a referral partner, help people gain Skills for Life Better with our Skills Bootcamp. We want to support your clients and customers on their journey into logistics by providing 19+ jobseekers the opportunity to kickstart their careers as an HGV driver.

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SKILLS BOOTCAMP COURSES

HGV DRIVER TRAINING

LEVEL 2
DRIVING GOODS VEHICLE (DGV)

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Skills Bootcamps are being rolled out Nationally to address the current HGV driver shortage that is impacting the supply lines in the UK. Our Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses of up to 12 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and train individuals quickly in the skills required to drive HGV vehicles.

They have been developed by the Government as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee. Skills Bootcamps are being delivered in partnership with employers, providers, and local authorities, to help people gain skills for life and help support skills demands in their local area.

The Skills Bootcamp will cover all training, testing, and support required to take someone with experience of driving a car all the way through to being a quality road-ready HGV driver with either a CAT C or a CAT C&E licence.

BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS

Course content can be tailored to the needs of your business to ensure participants are qualified at the highest level to support growth and build your future driver pipeline. 

Skills Bootcamp will also:

  • Build a pipeline of talent for new positions or apprenticeships.

  • Develop the existing talent pool in your business and a motivated, loyal workforce.

  • Give your current employees access to training in the skills you need.

  • Offer a guaranteed interview to someone looking to retrain or upskill in a subject relevant to your business, or who has recently been made redundant, supporting people affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

  • Recruit staff with the right training and skills from the outset, developed through part-funded pre-employment training.

Each Skills Bootcamp is delivered by industry experts and designed to cater for participants who are either employed, unemployed, or furloughed. Futureproof your business in a rapidly changing labour market and reduce recruitment times by guaranteeing a pathway for motivated learners to join your workforce.

FINANCIAL INCENTIVES AVAILABLE

You can avoid 70% of the costs associated with training by working with local skills bootcamp providers to find flexible courses that meet the training needs of your employees. 

 

If you’re looking to hire a new member of staff, you can also avoid many of the costs associated with recruitment by working with local skills bootcamp providers to connect with people who are skilled and ready to start a new role. 

EMPLOYER COSTS

There are no direct recruitment or training costs for new recruits. Employers who want to use Skills Bootcamps for their existing employees contribute 30% of the cost. Existing employees may also need time to study and attend classes depending on their working hours and status and the flexibility of the course. 

REGISTER INTEREST

If you’d like further details about any of our programmes or guidance on the National Skills Fund, please register your details and we’ll be in touch.