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MP Skills launches new versatile and flexible Weighbridge Operators apprenticeship

MP Skills has launched the new Weighbridge Operator apprenticeship, a versatile apprenticeship that is applicable to all levels of business and delivered through high-quality training and assessment. The apprenticeship has a funding cap of £6,000.

Often a traditional entry route to starting employment in the sector, weighbridge operators gain valuable knowledge of the operation during the apprenticeship and play a key role in the efficiency of the logistics process.


MP Skills’ new, flexible apprenticeship will equip the apprentice with the skills and knowledge an employer requires, whether working at a satellite weighbridge or as part of a 24h a day, seven days a week shift operation.

Moreover, the Weighbridge Operator apprenticeship also delivers the MPQC Weighbridge Vocational Qualification as part of the apprenticeship journey, assuring employers that the apprentice is able to demonstrate competence and has reached the high standards set out by the industry.

‘MP Skills have listened to what employers expect from this apprenticeship,’ commented Trish Jagger, MP Skills’ commercial manager. ‘With this information we have developed a versatile programme of training and assessment that is adaptable to meet the employers’ needs. This new apprenticeship builds on the success of the Mobile and Static plant apprenticeship.’

This apprenticeship attracts £6,000 worth in funding and provides great flexibility to employers. Non-levy employers may only need to pay just 10% of the agreed training costs.

Employers who wish to learn more about this Weighbridge Operator apprenticeship can contact MP Skills on tel: (0115) 983 5755; or by email at: [email protected]

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