P655 Teletext 655 Jan 2 00:10:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  DRIVING INTO 99   Dear Mike, I want to get training to drive a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence so I can get a jobP—s a bus or coach driver inP0:99. The local company quoted me £400 for a training course - but since I a| unemployed, where can I get the cash? Any help or ideas would be very much appreciated. "On the buses", Northants ——————————————————————————————————1/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Schools Vacancies Gambs
P655 Teletext 655 Jan 2 00:10:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  DRIVING INTO 99  Mike replies, Training toward the PCV (Passenbgr Carrying Vehicle) driving licence is available from both employing firms and private training organisations. For addresses of private training organisations, write to Bus and Coach Training Ltd, Regency House, 43 High Street, Ricklansworth, Herts WD3 1ET. Your local Yellow Pages will give you the contact points for bus operators. ——————————————————————————————————2/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Schools Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Jan 0 00:13:51      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  DRIVING INTO 99  Mike replies, Ideally, you would get a job with a local operator who would train you. If this is not possible, then you could search for training away from home, perhaps in a larger city where PCV drivers are in short supply. You could approach your local Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) to see if they can suggest methods of funding your training or seek a career development loan (CDL). ——————————————————————————————————3/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Schools Vacancies Games
P655 Teletext 655 Jan 2 00:11:10      ADVICE  ——————————————————————————————  DRIVING INTO 99  Mike replies, Government-funded career development loans are available through some high street banks. Ask about career development loans at your Job Centre or at the Training and Enterprise Council. Successful applicants receive the funding for the training they want at preferential rates and repaylfnt can be over an extended term. But the loan has to be repaid eventually. ——————————————————————————————————4/4—— Have you got a careers query? Write to: MIKE DRUMMOND, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT. Unemployed? Schools Vacancies Games