What is the Driver Development programme?
A group of representatives of large employers within the logistics sector worked together to write qualifications based on what they want within this programme – so it’s a collection of the qualifications you need most to succeed in logistics.
Digital investment is also evidenced across our dedicated and multi-user warehousing portfolio, where newly-introduced warehouse management systems optimise and direct the flow of product through receiving, put-away, picking, packaging, yard management and despatch. This drives high levels of control, visibility and efficiency.
Our drivers undertake classroom learning on a series of specially designed units and activities over the course of a year. When the year comes to an end, they undertake an End Point Assessment which ties it all together.
Their Driver Development Programme (DDP) covers a huge range of learning about the whole sector. It’s not just about teaching the skills to do a job.
By gaining an understanding of issues affecting the sector – such as the ways logistics industries need to protect the environment, the way changes to our society and borders could impact businesses, and how technology is changing logistics – they can set themselves up for a lifelong career in the world of logistics.