Developing drivers for the future

Willenhall-based Blakemore Logistics has opened the door to a career in LGV driving for several young people by hosting a driver apprenticeship scheme.

Willenhall-based Blakemore Logistics has opened the door to a career in LGV driving for several young people by hosting a driver apprenticeship scheme.

Working in partnership with the Logistics Apprenticeship Training Academy (LATA), Blakemore Logistics has provided a series of work placements that have helped apprentices to gain the qualifications and experience required for a career in professional LGV driving.

In August the company celebrated its first apprenticeship success when one of the candidates on its programme, 22-year-old Ben Hilton, gained full-time employment at AF Blakemore & Son Ltd after qualifying as an LGV Class 2 driver.

Blakemore Logistics’ transport manager, Dave Higgs, said: “The driver apprenticeship scheme provides trainees with the opportunity to earn while they learn as well as acquire vital experience in the logistics sector, hands-on training and nationally recognised qualifications. Meanwhile the company is developing potential future employees who have been provided with training tailored to suit the individual needs of the business.”

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Walsall Mayor to attend Willenhall Flag Exhibition

Photo source - Our Walsall

Photo source – Our Walsall

We are pleased to announce, the Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Pete Smith will be our special guest along with Flag Designer Adam Leonard and Glyn Marston, at the opening of our exhibition at Willenhall Library on Saturday 19th July at 12.30.

Please come along and support this event where we will be showcasing Willenhall Flag designs by local school children who entered the competition

A selection of flag designs by school children

A selection of flag designs by school children

Light refreshments will be available – courtesy of AF Blakemore.