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How long does it take to become a hgv driver?

I'm being made redundant in a month so need a new job. I'm 24 and have a full uk driving liscence. Is it possible for me to get the lessons, pass my test and be on the road in a month?

Asked By: Captain Etin - 2/7/2009
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I did my H.G.V. (as it was called 19 years ago) in a week. Most people with a car licence can manage that... More
Answered By: Twisted_Ace - 2/7/2009
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There are LGV/HGV driving schools you can go to and learn to drive then take your test within a 7 to 10 day period. Expect to pay £1000 plus
Answered By: Happy - 2/7/2009
 
yes its poss, you could do a 7 day intensive course with one of the schools, prob cost about £600."BUT" with lots of firms going under, I think there will be too many HGV drivers looking for work, also most firms require 2 years experience, (der).catch 22.Best rethink your options. good luck.
Answered By: blundetr - 2/7/2009
 
no problem mate , first thing to do is find an lgv driving school and do an assessment drive , this should tell you how many days training you will need , you will also need to do an lgv theory test , dont be put off by experience or age or current climate , once you pass get yourself registered with loads of agencies... More
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Answered By: mickey m - 2/7/2009
 
I booked a week off from my job did the course and passed the test the following Friday. Getting a job with no experience was the hard part. Best of luck if you do it.
Answered By: Pete T - 2/7/2009
 
Depending on when you first passed your car test. You may first have to take C1 ( 7.5 tonne) & have the 'provisional entitlement' for the next licence group. Once you have your C1 you can apply for the next licence up ( C ) then apply straight away for the 'top licence ( C+E ) allowing you to drive any commercial... More
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Answered By: george d - 2/7/2009
 
save your money unless you have a job waiting for you, every driver i know has either no work at the minute or they have been cut back to 2-3 days a week.
Answered By: chunky - 2/7/2009
 
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