Driving goods vehicles apprenticeship

Driving goods vehicles apprenticeship

The Driving goods vehicles apprenticeship contains four pathways at Intermediate Level and is for anyone interested in riding bikes as a courier, or driving vans or driving large goods vehicles (LGVs) – vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes.

Goods vehicles drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers, travelling across the roads and motorways of the UK and beyond. LGV driving is a skilled job, and doing it safely takes work and training.

As an apprentice, you’ll be involved in transporting goods with pick-ups and multidrop deliveries. Other duties may include planning schedules and routes, supervising the loading and unloading of cargo, completing paperwork and log books – and, of course, lots of driving.

If you complete an Advanced Level apprenticeship there are six pathways to choose from. You’ll be in a position to gain wider experience within the logistics sector through team leading, management, or by moving into traffic operations. There are also training opportunities for transporting chemicals or hazardous materials that require specialist skills.

LGV drivers need to know the rules of the road and have good time-keeping and planning skills. They can work antisocial hours, often alone, and spend time away from home. But you’ll see the world from behind the wheel. This apprenticeship is open to people aged 16, but most employers will prefer you to be 18 or older.

Level:

Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3)

Starting salary (once qualified):

£15,000

Job roles:

LGV driver, Pedal cycle courier, Motorcycle courier, Van driver

Issuing Authority:

Institute of the Motor Industry – www.theimi.org.uk

See also jobs.theimi.org.uk