Apprenticeships drive Alan R Jones forward

In line with our long-standing tradition of succeeding through innovation, Alan R Jones believes in the value of new ideas and new ways of thinking. Sometimes the best place to source fresh ideas is fresh blood, which is why we’ve been taking on apprentices and ensuring our staff are among the best-trained in the industry.

The company currently has four apprentices on its books, three of them sourced with the help of Remit Training Services. We have one apprentice in our workshop garage (Matt Sullivan Jeremiah), one in our finance department (Kyle Seymour) and two drivers (Luke Norman and Sam Elliot).

We believe apprentices are the lifeblood of any industry and we’re proud to be able to offer quality vocational training in such an important infrastructure industry as UK haulage, ensuring our future sustainability and meeting the crucial issue of skilled driver shortages head on.

In addition, from working closely with our training provider Commercial Operator Training Services we are happy to announce that two of our staff have recently completed their National Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualifications, adding to our in-house resources and ensuring consistency of service to our valued clients. Furthermore the driver CPC training continues with all staff soon to complete their required seven hours training for the year in 2016. We are also delighted that Rob Johnson, one of our senior drivers, has also successfully completed his Class 1 C+E training which further enhances our skill base.

“It’s important for our business to keep up with the latest training standards, and to bring new recruits through our training programme,” states Operations Director Ray Clegg. “This is how we ensure our continued dedication to innovating for our success, and the success of our customers in providing continuity of service.”

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