Staff at Link Insurance, which is part of the Kiln Group, have just passed their driving test – but it was computer know-how rather than intimate knowledge of the highway code that saw them through.

The staff, based at Link's Maidstone office, obtained their European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) from Mid-Kent College.

The ECDL aims to raise levels of competency in IT, to improve productivity at work and to help employers invest more efficiently in IT.

"We are actively encouraging our staff to obtain this new qualification," said Jo Betts, training officer at Link.