Large goods vehicle driver

Large goods vehicle driver

“A large goods vehicle driver delivers goods across all sectors and distances for a range of customers, from private individuals and sole traders through to large global organisations”

Large goods vehicle drivers drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times. You’ll be responsible for maintaining the integrity of load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for restraint, road, health and safety. Drivers can work across sectors, including shipping, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous goods, and food. You’ll deliver to a range of settings, such as warehouses, shops and private homes, and your customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers. You’ll work in shifts and usually alone. You’ll communicate with a range of people and customers, and strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business, showing drive and energy, even when challenges arise.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: English, maths, geography and ICT

Entry requirements: Valid UK driving licence (at least category B, ie, car licence) and must be 18-years-old by the time they are ready to gain their provisional vocational licence

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000 per annum