Benefits of Apprenticeships & Skills Boot Camps
By developing existing staff, you save on recruitment and training, and optimize resources for new staff integration. Adopt our program to demonstrate your dedication to excellence and workforce growth.
Why Choose Hughes Driver Training?
Since our 1989 launch, we’ve guided tens of thousands to earn their HGV Licence, boasting 30+ years of expertise ready for your workforce. Our instructors blend theory with hands-on training, producing skilled, safety-first HGV drivers.
With UK-wide facilities, we’re here to elevate your business anywhere. Leverage our vast experience and reach for your team’s growth.
Level 2 Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver - C+E
Supply Chain Warehouse Operative (Level 2) Apprenticeship
Urban Driver (Level 2) Apprenticeship
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide the HGV driving industry with the highest caliber of driving professionals. To be our customers number 1 training provider of choice. We are driven to change people’s lives and our people are our business. We don’t just get you a HGV licence, we get you a care.
We will inspire, educate and support all our future drivers to reach their full potential.
Family is at the heart of our business. We provide our staff with a sense of belonging. Our staff are our extended Family. It’s all about our people. Our staff are our family and we hold them close and give them a sense of belonging within the business.
We are committed to making a difference in people’s lives and giving our candidates the best experience while training with us. Not just the training, we support our candidates throughout the recruitment process and throughout their learning journey creating opportunities within the industry
Ensuring the highest standards of training are achieved and ascertained throughout our learners journey. Our service is professional and we uphold our values throughout our business to ensure that our customers and clients have the best experience possible.
Safety is our number 1 priority within all elements of the candidates training. We are committed to ensuring all our staff and customers are kept safe on our sites and when using our vehicles. All of our sites have designated safeguarding officers so our candidates are training in a safe learning environment.
We hold ourselves accountable for success and growth and development within all aspects of our business from our office staff to our trainers.
We recognise hard work and dedication within our teams and reward accordingly. When hard work and dedication are met with recognition staff feel valued and supported.
Supportive and compassionate
We believe in the importance of being encouraging, reassuring and caring towards all within our remit (Staff & learners)
Working collaboratively to achieve excellence and growth throughout our provision which supports our vision of providing the industry with outstanding professionals
Integrity & transparency
We believe in acting honestly at all times, ensuring we hold open and transparent communications
Hughes Driver Training Ltd is committed to operating a proactive and reactive approach towards safeguarding the welfare adults who, through the delivery of our services, we have some form of contact with. This is also applicable to staff and volunteers.
- Promote positive personal welfare and safety
- Provide support (including utilising signposting)
- Respond promptly and effectively to any concerns
Safeguarding is the term used to define the actions we take to promote the welfare of individuals and protect them from harm, abuse, and exploitation. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all.
Every member of staff has a responsibility to help ensure your safety and wellbeing.
A Safeguarding concern is:
Anything that may cause worry about another person or contributes to a person feeling uncomfortable or unsure about the safety or welfare of someone else or themselves (including indications of radicalisation and expressions of extremist views).
Abuse or harm may occur face-to-face or online and is not always obvious. In grooming, abusers befriend and then exploit others for the purposes of criminal, sexual or financial gain. The following list is not exhaustive and gives some examples, however there are many more which are not listed here.
- Psychological or emotional abuse: bullying, harassment, taunting, teasing, or making belittling remarks about you. This could also be via social media or text.
- Financial or material a use: people stealing from you or bullying you into handing over your money and possessions.
- Sexual abuse: carrying out any sexual abuse such as harassment (unwanted and uninvited touching) Sexual violence such as being touched or being forced to touch the sexual parts of someone’s body, being forced to watch or take part in a sexual act, making suggestive sexual remarks, using sexist language or acts such as up skirting.
- Neglect: failure to provide access to basic living needs such as shelter, food and water, clothing and medicine.
- Discrimination: people should not discriminate against you because of age, sexual orientation, sex, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, disability, pregnancy maternity, ethnic background.
As part of our duty of care to you it is important for you to understand the following:
- If you have a Safeguarding concern about yourself or someone else, it is important that you tell someone you trust or you may choose to contact one of the organisations on the Safety & Wellbeing contact list in this handbook.
- We have a duty of care to all our learners and will act where there is risk of harm. We will treat any Safeguarding suspicions or disclosures with professionalism and care.
- Depending on the nature of a Safeguarding concern, information may be shared with your tutor, your manager, or the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). It may also be appropriate for information to be shared with an external organisation.
The DSL heads the Safeguarding team. They have the necessary knowledge, experience, and training to address any Safeguarding concerns raised and decide on the appropriate action required. To raise a concern, ask a question or for any other Safeguarding related support you can contact your Safeguarding team at any time
Prevent is part of the Government’s anti-terrorism strategy and is intended to safeguard vulnerable people from being groomed, radicalised, and drawn into terrorism, extremism, or violent extremism.
As part of your training, you will be introduced to Prevent-related topics and learn about who may be vulnerable to, or at risk of, radicalisation.
- radicalisation: The action or process of causing someone to adopt radical positions on political or social issues.
- Extremism: The holding of extreme ideological, political, or religious views.
- violent Extremism: Where a person or group uses fear, terror, or violence to try and achieve ideological, religious, or political goals.
- Terrorism: An action or threat designed to influence the government or intimidate the public. Its purpose is to advance a political, religious or ideological cause.
The Prevent Duty is not about discouraging you from having political and/or religious views but rather it is about supporting you to express or act on those views in appropriate ways.
Our role is to increase your knowledge of potential risks faced in society and at work, and actions that can be taken to protect you and others to minimise exposure to risk.
If you have a Prevent related concern or question, speak to your tutor or Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
All staff are have received safeguarding training and each training centre has a nominated safeguarding officer:
Lead SG Officer – Jordan Headley (Loughborough)
SG Officer – John Witter (Manchester)
SG Officer – Grzegorz Ryglicki (Leeds)
SG Officer – Phil Clark (Milton Keynes)
SG Officer – David Abbs (Durham)
SG Officer – John Sherratt (Peterborough)
SG officer – Paul Portlock (Hull)
SG officer – Steve Taylor (Basingstoke)
Safeguarding Champion/ Designated Safeguarding Officer / Single Point of Contact:
Safeguarding number: 07454916870