Lincolnshire logistics company launches new apprenticeship scheme

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VisionDrive, a Lincolnshire-based logistics company specialising in single vehicle movements, has launched an apprenticeship scheme and hired its first successful candidate.

Emma Roberts, 20, has joined VisionDrive to complete a two-year apprenticeship in business and administration.

Joining account manager Terri Lamb and directors Jack Davies and Ian Smith at the company’s office headquarters in Lincoln, Emma will be learning the ropes of a busy logistics firm, supporting the company’s fleet as they deliver new and used cars nationwide.

Emma said: “I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship so far. I’ve settled in well with the team and this is something that I could see myself doing as a career.”

Director Jack Davies said: “We launched the scheme because there is a real shortage of apprenticeships in Lincolnshire and we wanted to encourage young people to do something.

“With this scheme they can earn and learn which not only makes things more comfortable for them, but helps us too.”

As part of her apprenticeship, Emma has also enrolled at Lincoln College to obtain her NVQ level two in business and administration.

A tutor from the college will be visiting Emma in the office once every six weeks to monitor her progress and give feedback on the academic side of the apprenticeship.