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Driver recruitment and training in a post-COVID world
Speaker: Simon Gardner, BEd (hons), CMILT, FARRM, RoSPA dip
The PCV/HGV driver scene is currently enduring a hugely difficult time. With a significant driver shortage already apparent prior to COVID, the situation has only got worse. Some of the important current challenges that Simon will cover include:
Simon will also talk delegates through the eight-week process that he and his training academy team take their new recruits through including:
The themes covered in this masterclass will be valuable to anyone involved in recruiting and training drivers for passenger carrying or commercial vehicles.
In the Q&A, we also get into driver fatigue, inflated wages, missed induction training, licence & medical delays, training agency drivers, electric buses and how culture can positively affect recruitment and retention.
About Simon Gardner
Simon Gardner heads up the Cardiff Bus driver training academy and a DVSA Delegated Driving Examiner PCV cat D, D1, D + E & Module 4 Driver CPC (PCV). He has been a qualified driving instructor for over 20 years.