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Castletroy Cabs Spsv Training Course with Local Employment Service



Castletroy Cabs Spsv Training Course launch – Niall Jordan of Castletroy Cabs and Pam Irwin of Limerick Local Employment Service pictured in Limerick. Picture: Brian Arthur Photo

The Local Employment Service has partnered with Limerick transport company Castletroy Cabs to offer a two-day course to help individuals who are interested in a career in the SPSV industry.

Pro-drive is a Castletroy Cabs led initiative whereby they assist fully licensed individuals in attaining their PSV licence.

At present there is a shortage of qualified PSV drivers nationwide and the failure rate for PSV licence exams is over 90%. This course, which will run for two days over June 9 and 10, aims to address that.




“The transport sector is a rapidly changing industry, especially in the small public service vehicle (SPSV) sector where Castletroy Cabs operates. We are hoping this course will bring fresh blood into a stereotyped business.” Niall Jordan of Castletroy Cabs explains.

“We hope this course will attract individuals from other sections of industry with experience that will add value to the transport sector. For example we have a former concierge from Adare Manor taking part in the course and he brings vast hospitality experience.

“This is ideally suited to retired individuals from all walks of life who are looking at doing something different and are flexible. Maybe someone who has recently been made redundant, or individuals who have a full clean driving licence and wish to work part-time or full-time hours.

“We are not looking to create new taxi drivers but instead a qualified, regulated, Transport for Ireland driver who can add value to a tired industry i.e. the current taxi business.“

This course will be run by SPSV Training Services in partnership with Castletroy Cabs and the Local Employment Service. It will cover regulation and Limerick area knowledge training.

Job seekers looking to apply for this training course should contact the Intreo Office or the Local Employment Service to see if they qualify for assistance with course fees €330 and examination cost €70.

There are a limited number of places for this course, those interested should  email [email protected]

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