In the United Kingdom there is shortage of HGV drivers. If you are looking for a career change after retiring from the military becoming a HGV driver could be the perfect job.
What are the benefits to working as a HGV driver after leaving the military?
Good Rates of pay with flexible working
The shortage of HGV drivers means there is a great opportunity to work the hours that suit you while earning great rates of pay. The average salary is a £31,000 for a HGV class one licensed driver according to Total Jobs. With drivers in London and East Midlands on average being the top earners.
Loads of Opportunity
HGV drivers are needed everywhere. So you have the flexibility to choose who you want to work for and where you want to work. For a professional employer who believes in support and development for their HGV drivers contact Drive Personnel for latest vacancies
You might not need training!
Did your role in the military include driving services? If so, you may not need any extra training at all! Your expertise and certificates will allow you start working right away. We appreciate there is a difference with the task in hand and the fact you have a full licence may allow you to drive a class 1 vehicle but we will assist you in getting the appropriate training from shadow days to onsite training provided by our clients as we want to make your transition from military to professional driver as seamless as possible.
The Financial Support
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is doing its best to get more ex-servicemen into the industry. This includes a student-style loan to give people the opportunity to get into such jobs thus giving companies more drivers.