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Getting up in the morning and knowing you have a job to go to is something that should not be taken for granted. With so many people out of work across most job sectors in the UK, being in an industry where workers are in demand makes it that much easier to find employment. The haulage and transport industries are good examples. As of mid-2015, most estimates suggest haulage and transport companies are short as many as 40,000 drivers capable of driving lorries, coaches and buses, tipper trucks, bin lorries, etc.

Professional driving is an excellent career choice that should be considered by any young person just starting out. It is equally attractive for older workers who might have been made redundant or are just looking for something new. For every driver, it all begins with training. With just a few weeks in the classroom and behind the wheel, you could be ready to take your test, earn your HGV licence, and start looking for work.

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Here at the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre), we provide the kind of high-quality training you need to be a successful professional. And because we have dozens of training facilities located throughout the UK, attending training classes is easy and convenient. We even offer a financing option that allows you to start training today and delay paying for your courses until after you have a job. If you’re looking for a career as a well-paid professional HGV driver, the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) is the place to start.

Different HGV Jobs in the UK

The haulage industry is similar to other industries in that there are many different kinds of jobs available to drivers. Simply put, not every HGV driver is a long-haul driver regularly transporting goods all across Europe. Some drivers work locally or regionally. The industry generally recognises four different job categories as follows

Each of these four job categories obviously comes with its pros and cons. You might begin working one kind of job only to discover you would prefer something else. Or you may find a particular kind of driving perfectly suits you to the extent that you make a career of it. That’s the beauty of HGV driving. There are so many choices that there is something right for everyone.

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Advantages of a Driving Career

For decades, professional drivers have been incorrectly assumed to be incapable of any other kind of work. This unfortunate perception has been further magnified in our drive to make sure as many young people go to university as possible. Even our modern emphasis on STEM programmes is causing many young people do not even consider careers as professional drivers. This is indeed unfortunate in light of the fact that professional driving has so much to offer.

To begin with, tens of thousands of current job openings make it possible for any driver to get right to work upon completion of an HGV driver training. Drivers who train with us are given access to our up-to-date jobs database covering positions all across the UK. To say there is no shortage of work in the haulage and transport industries is to state the obvious.

Here are some of the other advantages of a professional driving career:

Plenty of young people go to university only to find out after graduation they cannot get a job in the field for which they studied for so long. After 2 to 4 years of university studies, they find themselves taking work in an area that is entirely unrelated. HGV drivers are different. Not only can they complete their studies in a matter of weeks – as opposed to years in university – they can put that training to work immediately upon completion. They do not need to take jobs in other fields while they look desperately for driving work.

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Start Training Today

If you are at least 18 years old, in reasonably good health, and possess a full car licence, you can begin pursuing a career as an HGV driver today. All you need to do is contact us at the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre). We will help you start the process of submitting your paperwork and preparing for the HGV theory test. Just imagine: contacting us today could mean you are ready to start looking for work within a few months.

We encourage you to consider a career as a well-paid professional HGV driver in the UK. Working as a professional driver will put you in the company of a group of elite workers with the knowledge and skills to do what most others cannot. Furthermore, you will be part of an industry on which the entire nation’s economy depends. You will have the opportunity to make a critical societal contribution while also earning an excellent living.

Some Further Reading on HGV Careers

We understand that you may have a lot of questions about choosing to become a professional HGV driver. We are here to help you make the right decision so please don’t hesitate to call or email us at any time. The articles below may also help.

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