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From Kent to Kampala

[ September 2, 2022   //   ]

GXO UK and Ireland graduate management trainee Tessa Wilson has swapped her previous placement at a facility in Kent for Kampala’s tropical climate, working with Transaid’s non-governmental organisation (NGO) partner, the Safe Way Right Way Driver Training Centre, as well as local truck and bus fleet operators.

She will split her time between the training centre and meetings with local businesses running commercial vehicle fleets, to reinforce the importance of professional driver training and the opportunities and benefits of hiring female drivers.

Transaid and Safe Way Right Way have been tasked with training 750 drivers in Uganda between April 2021 and April 2023.

Tessa Wilson picks up the baton from colleague Abbie Rennison, who had previously been on secondment from GXO on the project.

Tessa Wilson (left) at the Safe Way Right Way Driver Training Centre in Uganda.