Have you ever dreamed of leaving the office behind, becoming your own boss and earning more money? Then being a HGV driver could be the ideal career choice for you. The thought of spending long hours at work might make some people feel stressed out and unhappy with their careers but being an HGV driver can provide you with flexibility to make time in your week for the things that matter to you.
Leaving The Office World Behind
There is a massive shortage of HGV drivers and many HGV jobs are extremely flexible. Qualifying as a HGV driver allows you to leave the 9-5 office life behind. You can decide whether or not to work full-time or part-time hours. If you have children at home, this could be a great career choice as it means that you can plan your hours around them, which allows you to spend more time with them and save money on childcare.
The Opportunity To Visit New Places
Driving is a great way to see the world. It gives you the chance to visit places you would not otherwise have been able to go.
If you decide to be a self-employed HGV driver you can choose when you work and where you work from. Your office is wherever you want it to be!
And for those who are looking for adventure, being self-employed means not only freedom but also a chance to travel. If you want to see some of the most beautiful places in Europe or discover new cities around the world, all while making money driving lorries this could be your perfect opportunity!
Helping To Keep Our Country Running
Almost everyone in the UK relies on HGV drivers in some form or another They play a huge part in the supply chain affecting our food. From the delivery of agricultural machinery and feed to farms, right the way through to delivering food to supermarkets.
We have already seen examples of this during the COVID-19 pandemic, when supermarkets struggled to keep their shelves stocked due to the shortage in HGV drivers. A more recent example is the fuel shortages as there was not enough drivers available to deliver it from refineries to petrol stations.
Without HGV drivers moving goods around and between businesses, our country would come to a grinding halt.
You Will Always Be In Demand
Demand for HGV drivers is so high that there are always opportunities available, even if you want to work part time or during school holidays. You’ll be able to find a job that fits into your schedule. The recent shortages caused by a combination of Brexit and the pandemic have made the demand even higher which has also seen a large increase in the wages on offer.
So there you have it, some of the many reasons to become an HGV driver. If you’re interested in undertaking HGV driver training, get in touch with TL Training today. We’ll be more than happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.