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Why retrain with HGV Training Network in Purfleet?
Training with HGV Training Network allows you to take advantage of our exceptional pass rates, including a pass rate of at least 90% for theory tests alone.
With 50 training locations across the UK, the impact of retraining can be reduced, limiting your commute and giving you more time to study and relax.
With large distribution centres from giants like Tesco, Amazon, and Jewson in the area, you’ll be falling over job opportunities.
Why become a HGV driver in Purfleet?
A stone’s throw from the City of London on the banks of the Thames, Purfleet is an established location for distribution and logistics and HGV drivers.
Because of this, you’ll be privy to bountiful career options and increased control of your working life – choosing jobs and salaries that suit you best.
With a starting salary of at least £27,000 and the freedom to choose your hours, HGV driving is perfect for those looking to explore.
Why choose HGV Training Network for your HGV training in Purfleet?
Fully accredited by Logistics UK, HGV Training Network utilises Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) tests to give learners the most in-depth HGV training on the market.
With bespoke 1:1 support for all and industry-leading admin assistance for all paperwork and tests, HGV Training Network makes it easy to get out on the open road.
Once qualified, finding your first job couldn’t be easier either – thanks to our recruitment partner, Blue Arrow!
Pricing and finance options for HGV driver training in Purfleet
No matter your age, retraining can be intimidating.
Thanks to HGVTraining Network, industry-leading education comes with a range of finance options, like Train Now, Pay Later finance, letting you pay monthly instead of in one lump sum – apply today to see if you are eligible.
19.9% APR! Lowest in the industry
Fast and easy application takes 5 minutes
Soft Search that doesn’t affect your credit score
UK Customer service and support throughout
Some of the highest approval rates in the industry
Pay your loan off early without penalty!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get free HGV training?
You may have heard whispers of free training opportunities across the UK.
While these exist, there are several barriers to accessing these free courses, including:
- A small number of training places
- Limited providers
- Varied eligibility criteria
- Long application procedures
- Oversubscription to opportunities
For those that are not eligible for free HGV driver training, you may think you are out of options.
However, as the only provider of HGV driver finance, HGVTN is proud to welcome learners, no matter their age or background, to our courses and help change what their future looks like.
In as little as 5 weeks you could be waving goodbye to your disheartening 9-5 and embracing the freedoms of HGV driving.
How long will retraining as an HGV driver take me?
HGV driver training generally depends on the individual learner drivers but can also depend on how much HGV driving experience you have and if you have already completed some form of HGV training.
Amazingly, if you started training before and just need to complete your practical driver training and test, you can expect to graduate in just 5 days.
Trainees with no prior experience or training can expect the entire process to last around 4-5 weeks – though this will still differ depending on the learner and how much time they have to devote to training.
HGVTN offer personalised 1:1 support for all trainees, doing everything we can, from filling out paperwork and booking tests on your behalf so you can get your first driving job without unnecessary delay.
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 and tests, all of which are set by the DVSA. This applies to all licence categories and includes:
- Theory training
Just like when you completed your car driver theory training, HGV theory training can be made simpler and easier using our online complimentary DVSA theory test support software – included for all learners who need it.
- Practical training
Practical training takes place over 5 consecutive days, generally Monday – Friday, and will be led by our specialist, expert HGV driving instructors in our learner heavy goods vehicles – which could be your first introduction to articulated lorries!
- CPC training
A Driver Certificate of Professional Competence is an essential, legal requirement for all professional drivers – no matter what they drive.
Your CPC training and exams will be interwoven through your theory and practical study periods, helping you train and pass more efficiently.
Is HGV driving in Purfleet worth changing jobs for?
In the current market, HGV driving is one of the most profitable and enjoyable careers for newly qualified professionals – with new drivers frequently exceeding £25,000 per year as their starting salary.
Benefits include unrivalled independence, the freedom to fit work around your home life, and the liberation from monotonous days that are always the same.
Simply put, HGV driving can change your life as you know it.
Similarly, as the UK is currently experiencing a driver shortage, companies have an abundance of work to offer, giving you the chance to choose jobs that suit you best.
To find out more about how HGV training in Purfleet could be perfect for you, you can call or email us today at email@example.com. Our friendly advisors can answer any question you may have, giving you no-obligation information to help you make your decision.
Which vehicles can I learn to drive with HGV training in Purfleet?
Trainees wishing to drive larger vehicles for a living will have to choose between three possible licences, which correspond to different vehicle weights. These include:
- The 7.5 Ton Cat C1 licence
As the smallest of the vehicles you can learn to drive with HGVTN, this licence applies to rigid vehicles weighing between 3.5 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes.
They are perfect for delivery and removal vehicles, ambulances, and smaller horseboxes.
- Class 2 Cat C licence
This licence applies to vehicles over 7.5 tonnes with rigid bases that don’t exceed 32 tonnes.
Cat C lorries mean professionals can also drive fire engines, tractors with long trailers, refuse or recycling trucks and anything on the Cat C1 vehicles.
- Class 1 Cat C + E licence
This licence covers the largest, heaviest vehicles on UK roads, up to 44 tonnes with a detachable trailer.
Articulated or drawbar HGVs are usually reserved for long-haul routes and give drivers the ability to control anything from the 7.5 Ton Cat C1 licence and the Class 2 Cat C licence.
For help deciding which vehicle licence will be best for you, you can read our blog ‘What HGV licence do I need first?’ or call us – our advisors will gladly discuss your options and career plans with you to help you make a final decision.
What else can I do once I complete HGV training in Purfleet?
Although many of our graduates go on to drive HGVs across the UK, Europe, and the wider world for decades to come, some opt for a change and go on to explore alternative driving careers. These can include:
- PCVs – Passenger Carrying Vehicles, such as buses or coaches *
- Ambulances and fire engines
- Horseboxes of all sizes
These options allow you to continue to carry goods, with enhanced accountability.
- HIABs – lorry-mounted cranes or lorry loaders *
- Refuse or recycling lorries
- ADRs – a Dangerous Goods Vehicle driver, allowing you to carry goods that may be flammable, toxic, or even radioactive! *
*Stars mark career options that require further certification.
While varied, all of these jobs come with fantastic salaries thanks to their increased responsibility as well as high job satisfaction, and depending on where you work, a range of driver-specific benefits!
To see how HGV driving could be a springboard for 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 get you out on the open road in no time.