Employment Opportunities for HGV drivers
There has never been a better time to become a HGV driver; an industry that needs to be flexible, responsive, and agile, means that there is a range of fantastic HGV driving opportunities that fits in with people’s lives.
Conditions of employment and pay have been improving across the sector. As well as attractive pay rates we are seeing more options for flexible working, fixed hours, fixed days, full-time and part-time.
If you have an HGV licence, but no longer work in the sector and are worried about the training associated with re-joining, there is now plenty of help and support. Agencies and employers are offering training packages, so even if your Driver CPC has lapsed you may be supported in updating this whether via classroom or online courses. There are a significant number of opportunities, so driving can become an entry point into a much wider pool of job roles.
All sizes of businesses, all different sectors and specialist operators are looking for drivers. Whether you’re thinking about joining or re-joining the sector, there is an opportunity fit for everyone.
HGV Driver Job Opportunities
Below is a list of some of the job sites and locations you can find information about opportunities in the sector.
Avail - puts drivers in direct contact with businesses
Individual companies also have their own jobs boards, so if you are interested in working for a particular company, simply enter their name followed by jobs into your search engine.
HGV Skills Bootcamps
The HGV Skills Bootcamp offers fully-funded training for a limited number of candidates in the HGV driving sector and will lead to job opportunities upon completion.
Find out more here.
View government advice on returning to HGV driving, becoming a commercial HGV driver, and gaining an HGV licence - VIEW HERE
Driver Agency Excellence - Certified Agencies
Driver Agency Excellence is a voluntary initiative which has been developed alongside operators and driver agencies. It aims to recognise, encourage and promote best practice within the sector. Driver Agency Excellence is managed by Logistics UK and steered by a Governance Group, made up of specialist driver agencies.
Find out which Driver Agencies are currently certified by Logistics UK's Driver Agency Excellence Scheme, by following this Driver Agency Excellence link.