Evri sets out to attract more female drivers12 February 2024

Evri female drivers

Parcel delivery company Evri is to launch several initiatives to attract and retain female drivers.

While 30% of its couriers are women, the number of female heavy goods vehicle (HGV), light goods vehicle (LGV) and van drivers remain around 3%, only slightly above the industry average.

The new initiatives will include:

  • A new recruitment and communications campaign to raise awareness and champion female drivers as well as providing more information on becoming a trainee driver, which will include experienced female drivers telling their stories.
  • Listening groups with existing female drivers to understand how Evri can make its workplace a more inclusive environment.
  • A mentoring programme with existing experienced female drivers to support new ones.
  • Lyn Warren, Evri's chief human resources officer (pictured), is leading by example, currently undergoing training to obtain her own CAT C licence.

    Evri has dedicated Driving Academy facilities across the UK, including Wakefield and Hemel Hempstead where a pipeline of future LGV drivers are given the training required to achieve their CAT C or to progress to CAT C+E licence. Evri funds this training for both internal and newly recruited colleagues.

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