TRS Training have been profiled in a recent edition of Roadway, the official magazine of the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The feature focusses on the partnership forged between TRS and the RHA which helps road haulage employers develop transport supervisors through apprenticeships. Of course for larger employers, this will be an effective way of putting their apprenticeship levy to good use.
Our inclusion in this important publication underpins the status and recognition TRS has achieved in the industry. We are very proud of our partnership with the RHA and how it is helping employers address skills challenges and improve productivity.
The key points outlined in the feature are:
Historically, there has been a lack of recognised training available to facilitate promotion into supervisory roles in the haulage industry
RHA has partnered with TRS to develop a level 3 Transport Management Apprenticeship equipping supervisory staff with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to manage transport project operations and drivers.
Who is the Transport Management Apprenticeship aimed at?
Businesses expanding their management team by promoting internally or external recruitment. It can also be used to support those who have recently ascended into supervisory roles.
What skillset does the apprenticeship offer?
Candidates will acquire all of the relevant knowledge needed to be a fully competent transport manager. Some of these include: people management and the ability to build relationships with clients and employees, a comprehensive knowledge of project management, as well as professionalism and effective self-management.
How does the training fit in with the staff member’s job?
The employee spends about 20% of their time training “off-the-job”. They are supported in the workplace by a workplace mentor who regularly assesses their progress on the job. There are a total of five days’ worth of classroom learning where the employee completes the knowledge modules that form part of the apprenticeship. A further 10 days are spent completing the CPC course to complete the qualification.
What is the cost?
The training costs a total of £4,500, plus a registration fee of £113. 95. This can be paid for using company’s apprenticeship levy if they are a levy-payer, or Government funding if they are not.
Cost to non-levy paying employers
£563.95 (£450 + £113.95 Registration Fee)
Cost to levy paying employers
£4,613.95 (£4,500 & £113.95 Registration Fee)
This programme has been designed to help haulage and logistics companies build the best teams. If you are interested in this fantastic apprenticeship scheme, or would like to find out more detailed information, then do not hesitate to contact Kevin Birch at