As a Candidate being trained by HGV Training Network we require you to read and approve our GDPR Notice outlined below by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018), HGV Training Network is committed to processing data fairly and lawfully. This relates to data collected about our employees, suppliers and customers.
That’s why, as a CANDIDATE we promise to:
- Only hold information about you that is relevant and necessary for the services we supply you
- Keep your data secure and once it is no longer needed, destroy all records
- Be transparent on what information we hold about you, who it is shared with and why
What information we collect and how it is stored?
Once a booking has been made with us, we will collect certain information from yourself and/or employer for the purpose of carrying out our business with you. This information may include:
-Full name, address and contact details
-Who you work for/have been booked with us by
-Date of birth
-Driving licence number
-National Insurance Number
-Licence category booked for
Who we share information with and why?
As part of your booking with us, it may be necessary for us to share your details with companies outside of HGV Training Network’s services.
These organisations may be:
-Approved driver medical companies (for the purpose of obtaining documentation to support a provisional licence applications)
-Pearson VUE Professional Testing Centres (for the purpose of booking Theory Multiple Choice, Hazard Perception and CPC Module 2 tests)
-Driving & Vehicles Standards Agency (for the purpose of booking practical driving and CPC Module 4 tests)
-Our training partners and instructors that are carrying out the training for you.
We are proud of all our students who obtain additional licences and have trained hard to get them. On occasions our instructors may ask to take pictures of you whilst training or once you have passed your driving test. HGV Training Network will share these pictures on its social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. We may also use the images for promotional material or for use on our website in future.
We will not take any pictures without your knowledge or consent. By allowing us to take a picture you agree your consent and that of your employer/booking agent (if applicable) that the image is the property of HGV Training Network and can be used in the capacity detailed.
You have a right to contact us at any time after consent and or photo is taken and published and ask for it to be removed and destroyed.
We feel its important to keep our customers up to date with news, whether it be from us, the DVSA or other industry organisations or to contact you to remind you of upcoming expiry dates of your CPC hours, but we understand that once your training with us finishes you may prefer not to receive such news and that’s why we will give you the option to opt in or out to this service.
We only keep data for a year after training completion so we will contact you after this time to see if you still wish to remain on our marketing system.
You can change your preference at any time by contacting us.
There are many rights that you have regarding your personal data, including seeing what data we hold on you and requesting to see this at any time.
For any queries or requests please contact us by:
HGV Training Network
2-8 Games Road
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a shortage of HGV drivers in the UK?
The current driver shortage is now sitting at around the 100,000 mark. This is now reaching a real crisis point as the demand for distribution keeps on increasing year on year.
The industry is currently losing nearly 4000 drivers a year to retirement, as the average age of an existing lorry driver is 53yo.
The demand for drivers has also increased by nearly 40000 drivers during the Covid19 pandemic and Brexit.
Why is there a driver shortage?
The average age of a HGV driver is 53 years old and only 2% of drivers are under the age of 25.
That means with the amount of people retiring, there isn’t enough drivers to fully sustain the industry and to continue delivering high quality services. If something isn’t done to try and attract more drivers, the industry shortage will have a huge and long-lasting impact on the goods that are being delivered up and down the UK.
The haulage industry has also blamed the driver shortfall on a post-Brexit exodus of European drivers. The Road Haulage Association estimates that up to 20,000 HGV drivers from the EU left during the Brexit process.
It is also estimated that the extra demand for more drivers during the Covid19 pandemic has increased the demand for HGV drivers by an extra 20,000 as more and more products are being delivered to residential addresses.
How long does it take to learn to drive a HGV?
Once you have the correct provisional entitlement on you licence and you have passed your theory tests, we deliver our training courses in only 5 days. Typically, it is done all in one week, the training would start on the Monday morning and finish on the Friday afternoon. The test with the DVSA is done as soon as you finish your training.
So you sit your test while the training is still fresh in your mind. Giving you the best chance of passing first time.
How much does a HGV driver earn?
A typical class 2 driver earns between £25,000 – £38,000 per year
A typical class 1 driver earns between £30,000 – £55,000 per year
A typical tanker Truck driver (ADR) earns between £40,000 – £60,000 per year
Where will I do my training?
We currently have 50 centres across the UK,
click here to find your closest location
What the difference between HGV and LGV?
HGV stands for “heavy goods vehicle” and LGV stands for “large good vehicle”, not “light goods vehicle” as some mistakenly believe. This means that, under UK and European law, an HGV license and an LGV license are fundamentally the same thing. They cover all commercial lorries featuring a gross combination mass of over 3500kg, which includes fridge trucks, box vans, Luton vans, flat beds, tippers and more.
Why choose the HGV Training Network?
We arrange everything for you: from your first medical and the provisional application stage, to arranging the theory and practical parts of your test. If you require the licence as part of your career, we will even help you obtain your driver’s CPC qualification. Once you are qualified, we can even help you arrange interviews so you can get your first job as a professional driver.
We handle everything. You can even start the driving lessons now and pay for it later.
How much does HGV training cost?
All of our courses are tailored to each student’s needs. We are even able to pick up from whatever stage you are currently at with your training.
Finance is also available through us, so “Train Now and Pay Later” and spread the costs of the course for up to 36 months.
How does the HGV theory test work?
The HGV Theory Test is broken down into two parts just like a car licence;
1.Hazard Perception Test (identifying developing hazards in video clips)
2.Multiple Choice Test (multiple choice questions).
Both parts of the test are computer-based, and we will provide you with Industry Standard online revision material which mirrors your tests at the Theory Test Centre.
Will the HGV Training Network help me get a job as a HGV driver?
Once you have passed your test, we will help you get in to work by putting you on to our partners at Blue Arrow. Just tell them what sort of jobs you’re looking for and how far you’re prepared to travel, and they will do the rest!
We also get your applications underway by sorting out your CV and Cover Letter to Industry standard.