Transport Employment Academy
The Transport Employment Academy is a new training programme designed in partnership with the Road Haulage Association and transport employers from across Belfast. There are two academies planned for early 2019 to fill around 50 jobs:
- A black taxi and taxi-bus driver Transport Employment Academy to fill posts with Black Taxis CI.
- A lorry driver Transport Employment Academy to fill vacancies for a range of haulage companies.
Before applying for the Transport Employment Academy, those interested are encouraged to attend one of the job insights information events listed below. At these sessions you will get to meet with employers and gain an understanding of what the jobs entail and the terms and conditions of employment and self-employment.
After applying, participants selected for training will take part in the programme to give them the licences, tests and other skills needed to begin a career in transport, including HGV, LGV, PSV and taxi theory.
The programme will also provide sector specific support including:
- medical fees
- Access NI fees where required
- theory support and tests
- practical lessons
- test fees
- licencing fees
- travel and subsistence
- CPC where required
- application form support and interview skills, where appropriate.
Every participant that completes the employment academy will be guaranteed a job interview or the support needed to become self-employed.
The Transport Employment Academies open to anyone living in the Belfast City Council area, currently out of work or working less than 16 hours a week. This includes people who are on a current European Social Funded programme.
How to apply
The current Transport Employment Academy is full, but we plan to run another programme in September. Please keep an eye on this page for updates.