WHY BECOME AN HGV DRIVER IN 2018?
There are many career options to choose from in 2018 and it can you have you struggling to decide which route to take. A job as an HGV driver is very different from the rest. Below are just some of the factors that make it so enticing and separate it from other careers…
HIGH EARNING POTENTIAL
'How much do HGV drivers earn?' You ask. In recent times, the salary of HGV drivers has been rising. Many factors have contributed to this. A driver shortage; one of the biggest challenges facing the transport industry has meant that the need for drivers is bigger now than at any point previously. Jamie Hookam, of the Freight Transport Association said, “The UK is 52,000 HGV drivers short of what is needed – a 49 % increase on last year.” And with lorry and delivery drivers a service that is in constant use; HGV drivers salaries have steadily risen; meaning that the HGV industry is more lucrative now than ever previously. Drivers can earn between £15 and £35 per hour, with bonuses per shift potentially reaching £100. Starting yearly salaries can begin at £25,000-£30,000 and with further experience and progression HGV drivers can earn £40,000-£50,000 a year.
IT’S A PROFESSION ANYONE CAN ENTER
In many industries, you need to study for years or undergo years of training to gain the relevant qualifications for the required role. Contrast that to preparing for a career as an HGV driver. All that is needed prior to undertaking the procedure is a UK driving license. A mere eight weeks is all that is needed to obtain a Class 2 (Category C), that is how short the process is for many of those who got their license with HGV Express! Pass a medical, complete the theory and practical tests and you’re good to get your HGV career started!
REGULARITY OF WORK AND THE JOB SECURITY
One of the benefits of HGV driving which is a major factor in the number of individuals attaining an HGV license is the regularity of work within an industry which is continually looking for newly qualified drivers. No matter which direction the economy goes or how much technology advances, HGV & delivery drivers are the lifeblood of the economy. The food you purchase from the supermarket every week, the furniture that adorns your home. These drivers play such a pivotal role in our economy, it is a position that will never become outdated or come under threat.
THE INDEPENDENCE AND FREEDOM OF MIND
This point is being written at exactly the right time, I am penning this article as the sun shines and my mood is fantastic! A career as an HGV driver can do wonders for a person’s wellbeing & state of mind. Travelling, Psychology Today states, can help in so many ways. It can help a person grow, interacting with new individuals & cultures daily, not being confined to one space and it can also benefit mood and intellect. Many who got their license with HGV Express and left their old 9-5 desk jobs told us that a job as an HGV driver brought them a sense of freedom, happiness and always being on the move was a real perk.
These are just a select few reasons as to why a career as an HGV driver is so great. With the industry flourishing get your career started today and let HGV Express help you to achieve your dream!