At the end of October we said goodbye to Transport Manager Paul Leaves who has taken retirement after almost 25 years with Hampshire Transport Management. Paul will be fondly remembered for many qualities, in particular, his meticulous eye for detail and ability to encourage the best from all his staff. After leaving HTM, Paul is looking forward to relaxing in Spain with his wife Debbie.
Everyone at HTM would like to wish Paul a long and happy retirement.
Taking over as Transport Manager is Andrew Ellis who has been in charge of the workshops since 2009. He is passionate about leading the HTM business forward and building upon the success achieved by Paul and the team.
In response to our two competition questions this year regarding Driving Licence changes in 2015 and driver checks on Minibuses. We are delighted to announce the successful winner was Sally Wood of Curdrige Primary School who wins a Kindle for her school for the correct entry. Thank you to everyone who took part and your time in completing the entry.
HTM have another workshop with IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) workshop accreditation. Hook Workshop has successfully passed an audit to become the 4th workshop to have attained this industry coveted standard of excellence. Once Micheldever workshop is completed, this will be the final workshop to be IRTE audited.
Hampshire Transport Management has successfully given opportunities to apprentice technicians in our vehicle maintenance workshops for many years. For the first time in August 2013, HTM expanded the apprentice scheme to include Business Administration. Lisa Alexander was successful in gaining a place on the programme and, having fully completed her apprenticeship, she gained an NVQ in Business Administration and a permanent post within the HTM team as an Office Administrator. In Lisa’s own words “I have just completed a one-year Business Administration Apprenticeship at HTM, which I began aged 16 straight after leaving school in 2013. Being an apprentice has many benefits, not just getting paid while learning, but actually doing real work and gaining experience which I wouldn’t have been able to get in college”. Following on from this successful experiment, HTM will be taking on another apprentice this year in Business Administration, providing another young person with valuable experience and lifelong learning skills. HTM is also keen to continue the apprenticeship scheme for vehicle technicians as part of its wider drive to give young people a chance and grow our own staff.