thinking of doing my HGV training at the start of the year. anyone done this and it hard to get first job?

Asked By: jamie s - 12/2/2010
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Think again, Jamie. This is the last job you want to try & get into! There are currently at least 15000 experienced drivers chasing what work is out there, & it will get worse after Christmas when the companies get rid of the agency drivers who have been keeping the shops full! so you will have no chance. Unless you... More
Answered By: george d - 12/3/2010
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yes it is hard, and it is difficult, to get a job as most company's only take on 2 or 3 yrs driver exp
Answered By: Frank - 12/2/2010
The problems you face are mainly due to the fact that many companies, particularly the larger ones cannot have rookie drivers due to their insurers insisting on them having 1, 2 or in some cases 3 years experience... More
Answered By: Timbo is here - 12/2/2010
Don't forget you'll also be doing two driving tests if you want a full C + E category (articulated lorry, used to be called class 1). Your first test will be for category C (a rigid HGV, class 2). You don't need to do C1 (7.5 ton) first, even if you don't have it. You go straight to category C, I know because I did it... More
Answered By: Ben M - 12/2/2010
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