Beverley drivers first to achieve NVQ clean sweep
The 15 drivers at East Yorkshire’s Beverley depot have now all achieved their NVQ Level 2 certificates, making Beverley the first East Yorkshire depot to have all its full-time drivers with this qualification.
Over the last few years EYMS has made great strides in training its drivers to NVQ Level 2 standard, and currently over 220 of its 500 drivers have achieved this recognition with many more already registered on the course.
EYMS chairman Peter Shipp said he had been eagerly waiting for the first depot to have all its drivers qualified. “We got very near it once or twice”, said Mr Shipp, “but either a driver has left or another driver has transferred in from somewhere else, and the 100% has not quite been achieved.”
“We are continuing to make great efforts to raise the status of our drivers, and I am very pleased that all the drivers who have undertaken the NVQ programme have done so most willingly. I have presented almost all the certificates individually and every driver told me that they felt the qualification to be very useful, and however good they were to start with they have still learnt something new which will help them in their job.”
The NVQ syllabus includes elements on customer care and defensive driving, and many drivers have said that they found the disability awareness module particularly interesting and helpful.
EYMS is in the process of renewing its partnership with Hull College which supports the company’s NVQ programme with funding and by making the college facilities available to EYMS staff.
Issued by PETER SHIPP
Chairman and Chief Executive
EYMS Group Limited
10 September 2008
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