With the STAP subsidy, people can improve their position on the labor market through training and development. Taxiwerq is certified to provide STAP training for the taxi sector. “With this we would like to offer existing and new relations a helping hand with the driver shortage in the industry”, says commercial director Wilbert Wijne.

Taxiwerq has the NRTO quality marks. and PSO to continue to develop its own services and their quality. Thanks to these quality marks, the company is also qualified as a STAP trainer. This abbreviation stands for STimulering Labor Market Position. Job seekers and workers can receive a subsidy of up to 1. euros per year through this program to follow a training, course or education.

In addition to its national agreements with the UWV and municipalities for the training of taxi drivers, Taxiwerq can now also use the STAP Budget for this. The company therefore sees the subsidy as an opportunity to get more people to work as taxi drivers, something that comes in handy in view of the staff shortages in the sector.

Fully committed to new application period In the available budget is spread over five application periods that start every two months. The first period started on 1 March and the second application period of 1 May has now expired. The third application period for the STAP budget will start on 1 July.

“Taxiwerq also wants to fully commit to this in view of the new school season. In order to get the applications submitted in time, we want to speak to future drivers together with our (potential) relations in the months of May and June,” says Wijnne. Due to the bi-monthly start of the application periods, Taxiwerq will also remain a STAP trainer for the taxi driver training after July 1.

Guide to relations Wijnne sees in practice the added value of jointly deploying the STEP budget thanks to the applications that have now been approved. “In addition, we notice that due to increasing pressure, relations increasingly want to be unburdened with regard to the complete process of recruitment and selection, the application for the on-board computer taxi (BCT), training and employment.”

“We are proud that we can and may participate in this and we also get a lot of positive reactions about it. We want to offer existing and potential relations a guideline that we see as joint investment in the future”, says Wijnne. “Taxi companies that, like us, see the added value of this, can report to us.”

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