*NEW DATE!* Join our workshop in September at Gatwick Airport!

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

“What should drivers know now, for a future career?”

Waters Room, Sofitel London Gatwick, North Terminal, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex RH6 0PH United Kingdom

The future of professional driving is in doubt.

The road transport industry represents one of the most important sectors in Europe, providing millions of Europeans with reliable personal transport and essential goods every day. Without professional drivers we would all grind to a halt.

However, times are changing, and the much-publicised era of vehicle automation is just around the corner. The consequence of this technology will be the likely impact it will have on the one million + professional drivers in Europe. Forecasts suggest that by 2040 most journeys made by a large vehicle will be fully automated, which leaves a question over the role of professional drivers in the future.

Because of this it’s important to prepare drivers for a changing role, and while it is difficult to know what jobs will exist in 20-30 years’ time it is possible to uncover the skills and competences that drivers are likely to need.

This workshop aims to explore the topic of vocational training, focusing on the development of skills and competences for truck and bus drivers in readiness for the future.

The discussions will help to inform the Steer to Career project partners during development of learning programmes and career pathways.

The workshop will now take place on 23 September 2020 between 10:00 and 14:00. To register or for more information contact the coordinator, James Tillyer, at

or on 0044 (0) 1825 872477.

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