We are delighted to announce after the success of the initial HGV training programme - we will now embark on the second phase of the Drive 2 Work scheme, welcoming 60 more new learners to gain their licence for free.
Earlier this year, Lincoln College and Inspire Education Group secured funding from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, providing vital support for our programme. Through collaboration with the esteemed Road Haulage Association (RHA) we successfully delivered the HGV programme and produced a cohort of highly skilled and experienced candidates.
We understand that the high cost of training and testing can be a significant barrier, which is why our initiative serves as a launchpad for individuals aspiring to obtain their HGV licenses.
Lincoln College Assistant Principal Sean Knight said: “The Drive 2 Work scheme is going from strength to strength with 25 learners already gaining their full HGV license since the project started in January 2023.
“With another 33 learners currently on programme, we are excited to open the opportunity up again for new candidates in October. It is a great opportunity for people looking to progress into a new career without any cost to the candidate”.
As an institution, we prioritise creating an accessible and supportive environment for learners to thrive. We are delighted to receive positive feedback from learners who have had a firsthand experience studying with us.
Charlie Porter-Robinson, HGV student at Lincoln College, said: “I can't tell you how much this has changed my life. All the training I have had has been so supportive, Paul and Carl especially. Carl pulled me through when I almost quit after a bad day of training in Peterborough. I have had nothing but kindness and support.
“I feel this training is outstanding - all the people I have met have helped me so much - I will not forget this! Simply being able to email Karen and get praise and encouragement has kept me going when the studying got tough.
“I am now getting interviews and very optimistic about my future. Thank you for everything.”
If you require any more information on the Lincoln and Stamford provision, please contact the team at: Drive2Work@Lincolncollege.ac.uk