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THROWING a new starter a set of keys to their new company car and telling them to get on with it is, perhaps, the stuff of memories for many business owners when they first started working.

But times have changed. Providing sufficient training for your staff is part of any company’s health and safety duty. And that also includes company cars.

AA DriveTech, which provides training and management of business drivers, provides training for young drivers as part of the AA motoring organization through its driver risk management programme.

But AA DriveTech has gone one step further for young drivers. It now has a programme for business car drivers of the future for companies taking on staff without an existing licence, who may be required to drive as part of their work duties in future.

It’s called Young Driving Employees Scheme and includes driver and instructor pairings, ongoing assessment, special corporate rates and central billing and management information.

“We believe that this fully managed scheme will be of huge benefit to organisations who traditionally recruit large numbers of apprentices,” said Paul Holmes, director of the FleetSafe division of AA DriveTech.

“Employers can be assured that not only is the tuition of the highest calibre but also that their employees are being managed by occupational driving experts. It’s far more involved than just getting them through the test.”

Young driver training scheme from AA DriveTech


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Ralph Morton is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Business Car Manager (now renamed Business Motoring). Ralph writes extensively about the car and van leasing industry as well as wider fleet and company car issues. A former editor of What Car?, Ralph is a vastly experienced writer and editor and has been writing about the automotive sector for over 35 years.

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