National Lorry Week - 19th - 24th September 2016. Ex military and looking for a new occupation?

National Lorry Week - 19th - 24th September 2016.  Ex military and looking for a new occupation?

If you’ve served in the military and looking for a new occupation, take a look at HGV Driving!

There’s a huge shortage of HGV drivers at present in the UK. This is an industry that is looking for the right people!  The skills, determination and ability you will have already displayed in the military will help you adapt very well to the driving industry.

We proudly employ Paul Thompson who served in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

Paul joined us in 2013 as a Lorry driver.  When we asked Paul for his reasons for becoming a lorry driver, he commented,

“I joined the army in 2001 and served 8 years with the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

As you know being in the Army means being part of a team, working together and looking out for each other.  Days are regimented and your life runs like clockwork – you always know what you’re doing and when you’re doing it.  When I left the army the open road really appealed to me.  I still feel that I am part of a team, ensuring my deliveries are made on time and keeping the customer happy is all part of the job. I am left to make my own decisions and decide for myself which is the best solution to any problem that may arise during the day, giving me freedom to think for myself.”

Many from the military may not have considered driving but here are some reasons why you might want to consider it:

  • Good salary - A HGV driver job offers a great base salary due to the shortage of talent.
  • Plenty of opportunities – Due to the huge shortage of HGV drivers there are loads of opportunities for those new to the industry..
  • Use your existing skills - Some roles in the military may mean that you already have the driver training and certificates enabling you to start driving right away.
  • Lifestyle change - HGV driving means that unlike the military you won’t be away for months on end.

Want to find out more?

Its National Lorry Week 19th – 24th September 2016 so now is the perfect time.  There’s a lot going on this week.  Find an event near you and find out more! Events 

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