Conversion course launched to bridge HV skills gap

Remit Training has launched a new free course intended to help technicians convert light vehicle skills to heavy vehicles.

It hopes this will go some way to bridging the severe skills shortage in the heavy vehicle sector.

The 12-week Heavy Vehicle Skills Bootcamp course is being delivered in partnership with leading heavy vehicle manufacturers, and is available free of charge thanks to government funding.

Delivery of the 12-week course includes 12 hours a week of online sessions and tutor-led bite-size virtual classes. These can be done from home and are available during evenings to fit around existing work commitments and covers the theory elements of servicing and inspection, electronics, electrical systems within vehicles and bespoke EV awareness and safety.

On completion of the Skills Bootcamp course, the practical training element will be completed on the job, once the technician is employed in a heavy vehicle setting.

Sue Pittock, Remit’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer such an important training course to help fill a crucial industry skills gap. We’ve worked closely with our HV partners to provide this fantastic opportunity for qualified light vehicle technicians to work for some of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy, commercial, emergency and military vehicles.”