Following previous success, Recycling Lives is investing in running the Master Drive Programme again this year.
Last year three people passed the Master Driver Course, including Nico who joined us in March 2016 after spending seven months out of work. He gained full-time work with us after an impressing during an initial four-week placement when he got the chance to try a range of roles in the warehouse.
While he started out as a depollution operative and forklift driver, The Master Driver Course gave him the opportunity to progress within his role and become a HGV Driver.
Nico said: “It was a big step, but I wanted the challenge. Of all the jobs I’ve had, Recycling Lives has supported me more than any other. It’s a big thing that they do for people and this is a big step for me. There’s so many opportunities to move up and do different things there.”
This year, the Master Driver Programme will develop 11 staff over an 18-month period.