Copart Driver Academy up and running

Copart has announced that training has begun at its newly-launched Driver Academy.

The academy was launched in January to secure the future supply of highly skilled Copart drivers. It aims deliver 100 new fully trained drivers in the first year to support wider expansion plans around vehicle collection and delivery.

The first part of the programme sees students shadowing experienced driver mentors to observe their daily duties, including customer interaction and safely loading and unloading vehicles from multi-car transporters.

For the practical elements of the three-month course, delivered in association with HGVC, candidates will train in Copart transporters and will receive off-site tests and assessments.

Jane Pocock, managing director, said: I’m delighted that training is now underway for the first cohort of our Copart Driver Academy, ensuring that we continue to provide highly skilled and quality assured drivers across our fleet and representing a significant investment into our transport and logistics capabilities. Our Driver Academy is also an important aspect of our Copart Cares commitment to caring about our teammates, which includes providing a range of training and development opportunities for them to learn new skills, gain industry recognised qualifications, and receive progression opportunities within our business.”