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Moody Logistics & Storage enhances driving apprenticeship opportunities following previous apprentices’ industry success.

Moody’s is turning towards young talent to help drive forward the future of the company following the great career progression in the logistics industry of its recently qualified apprentices.

Northumberland-based Moody’s, a family-owned transport and warehousing business, has introduced a new driver apprenticeship opportunity to help develop the skills and knowledge of its growing workforce.

Working in partnership with Gateshead College, the programme will give a new apprentice valuable on the job, practical training and an NVQ Level 2 qualification.

After recognising that Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driving apprenticeships are not commonly found in the transport and logistics industry, Moody Logistics began recruiting apprentices in 2015.

Two apprentices who recently completed apprenticeships as HGV Drivers with NVQ at Moody’s are Steven Hansen and Dean Dodd, who gained qualifications including the Fork Lift Counter Balance Licence and the Drivers’ Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) as part of their training. Since completing their apprenticeships, both have remained in full-time employment with the company, with Dean now working as a Class 1 Driver and Steven Hansen as a Class 2 Driver.

Richard Moody, Operations Director at Moody’s, said: “Moody’s is committed to finding local talent and giving young people the opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in positions which are often overlooked in apprenticeship schemes.

“It is essential for the logistics industry to invest in its future workforce as it’s a vital component of everyone’s daily life in the UK, from the clothes we wear to the food we eat.”

Steven, Class 2 Driver at Moody’s, said: “My apprenticeship at Moody’s enabled me to learn valuable skills on the job from industry professionals. After qualifying, I was delighted to be offered a full-time position with the company, as I love being part of the Moody team and visiting different locations across the North East.”