A HGV Licence is a great achievement and can lead to many HGV Job opportunities available across the UK. There is a good demand for qualified HGV drivers even when the UK Economy has been struggling.
The type of HGV jobs you can look forward to applying for are really down to the Class of HGV you are qualified to drive. Many companies and employers out there will be looking for newly qualified and experienced drivers too.
HGV Job Considerations
Once you have completed you HGV Training and are qualified to drive a HGV/LGV vehicle then you must look deeper into the type of job opportunities out there. The pay matters but also your terms and conditions need a lot of consideration before you take a job on. Are you a “home-bird” who wants and needs to be at home every day/night? What are your expectations as to the distances you will be travelling and can you work to high pressure timed delivery deadlines? It is worth remembering that when you go to any HGV job interview that you are interviewing the employer as well as them interviewing you. Always have a number of questions that are relevant to the job and company you are being interviewed by.
The internet is a great source of information of any company that you are looking to join and virtually every company out there has their own website. Check this out, find out how many people they employ, do you know anyone who works or has worked there? What is the company’s mission statement? It might sound cheesy (as some do) but knowing what this is and what this means can give a good impression to interviewers.
So how do you get the Best HGV Jobs?
You will find that there will be many jobs available but just like any other industry there will be competition for places. The good thing is that if you have a HGV Licence to Category C+E, then this will open up many more HGV Jobs to you and can give you the edge over other applicants. If you have good experience in different driving roles then this is seen as positive by employers. Consider gaining an ADR Licence which will open up even more avenues to you if you want to get even more qualified.
As a qualified HGV driver you can earn good money with HGV driver pay of up to £30,000 per year not out of the question when employed by the right company. Be positive about your job prospects and get qualified to the best level you can.