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With nearly 100,000 HGV driver vacancies across the UK, have you considered a career driving professionally? Experience high levels of job satisfaction and freedom with great wages – just call 0800 254 5007.
Why retrain with HGV Training Network in Loughborough?
Want the freedom to fit your job around your home life? Many HGV drivers set their own hours and frequently work to their own schedules.
Similarly, with an excellent starting wage of £27,000 and protected driving regulations – you can finally put yourself first for once!
Study with HGV Training Network at any of our 50 nationwide training centres and get out on the open road in no time!
Why become a HGV driver in Loughborough?
Perched within a few hours of Birmingham, Sheffield, and Manchester, Loughborough is ideally situated for making deliveries across the Midlands and the North West.
This proximity also opens you up to an increased job market – allowing you to choose companies that you prefer or offer more company benefits.
HGV driving is an excellent career for beginners and also provides a platform for alternative driving careers – making retraining a good idea for drivers of all levels.
Why choose HGV Training Network for your HGV training?
With invaluable 1:1 support and admin assistance booking all tests – training with HGV Training Network is the best way to change careers with confidence.
Our training would be nothing without our instructors, who proudly share their decades of experience with all learners, helping them pass first time and drive well.
We now have hundreds of 5-star reviews from past students – all of whom passed with flying colours thanks to the boundless support and guidance of our staff.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long will HGV driver training take?
HGV driver training duration will generally depend on the individual learner, their level of driving experience and if they have already completed any HGV training in the past.
If you are a driver who only needs to complete their practical driver training and test – you can expect to graduate after training for 5 consecutive days, usually Monday – Friday, following your test on the Friday afternoon.
If you are a trainee with no prior experience or training, the process will be a little longer for you and can last around 4-10 weeks, depending on the individual trainee and how focussed you can be during your training.
No matter where you are starting from though, the experienced driving staff here at HGVTN offer personalised 1:1 support for all trainees, doing everything they can to get you into your first driving job safe and sound as soon as they can.
Do I need to do a medical test to drive an HGV in Loughborough?
All learners wishing to train as an HGV driver must complete a medical assessment before they begin formal training – this helps ensure HGV drivers are not likely to experience a health-related road traffic accident while working and those travelling alongside such large vehicles will remain safe too.
The medical assessment is nothing to be worried about and is relaxed and informal, carried out by experienced doctors who regularly carry them out and fill in the relevant paperwork.
The doctor will look at your general health, any medications you take, as well as your hearing and eyesight, to ensure you are fit to drive.
Your assigned team member at HGVTN will arrange your medical test for you, giving you all the appointment details in good time – letting you focus on your training.
What types of training will I need to complete to drive an HGV?
HGV driver training is made up of three different types of training:
- Theory training
As with car driver theory training, HGV theory training is essential and is made much simpler and easier with our online complimentary DVSA theory test support software.
- Practical training
Practical training with HGVTN takes place over 5 consecutive days, generally Monday – Friday and will be led by our specialist, expert HGV driving instructors in our swish learner HGVs.
- CPC training
A Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a legal requirement for all professional drivers, and the CPC training and exams will be interwoven through your theory and practical study periods, helping save time and get you on the road as soon as we can.
To get your HGV training in Loughborough started, reach out to our expert training coordinators today – you can call us for a chat or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you!
Where can I complete my HGV training in Loughborough?
HGVTN has over 50 HGV training facilities scattered across the UK, including a few near the Midlands, so you’ll always have somewhere nearby you can go to train and practice without needing miles and miles.
Where you choose is up to you, however, just make sure you choose a location that you can reliably commute to, and we’ll book you in!
Browse our training locations today and choose which is most convenient before you get in touch to get your HGV driver training started! You can email us at email@example.com or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss what you need.
How old do I have to be to drive an HGV in the UK?
In England, the minimum age for undergoing HGV driver training and obtaining a Category C (rigid) licence is usually 18 years old.
For a Category C+E (articulated) licence, the minimum age is usually 21 years old, according to government guidance.
To train to drive such large vehicles you will also need to:
- Have a valid Cat B car driver’s licence and a provisional HGV licence – essentials that must be in place before starting your HGV training course.
- Be medically fit to drive – which is assessed as you begin your training.
There are some exceptions to these rules, however, so be sure to reach out if you think they could apply to you.
To discuss this, or anything else that is on your mind, you can call us or fill in our contact form – our friendly, local advisors can answer any questions you may have, including starting requirements and help you with the application processes if need be.
What else can I do once I gain my HGV licence?
Although the vast number of our graduated learners continue to drive HGVs professionally until they retire, some do go on to explore alternative professional driving careers.
These options can include:
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While full of day-to-day variation and differing responsibilities, all of these jobs also come with fantastic salaries, high job satisfaction, and depending on the company you work for, can include a range of driver-specific benefits, like free meals and drinks, in-store discounts, or vouchers for a wide variety of locations.
To see how retraining with HGVTN could benefit you, reach out to our expert team today. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your next steps.