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Driving Goods Vehicles

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This Apprenticeship is for anyone interested in driving large goods vehicles (LGVs) – lorries weighing over 7.5 tonnes.

LGV 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 multi-drop 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.

At Intermediate Level you will likely be the one transporting goods by road. If you complete an Advanced Apprenticeship, 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 goods like 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.

While this Apprenticeship is open to people aged 16, most employers prefer you to be 18 or older.


Job Roles

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships:

  • Pedal Cycle Courier
  • Motorcycle Courier
  • Van Driver
  • Rigid Vehicle Driver
  • Articulated/Drawbar Driver

Advanced Level Apprenticeships

  • Van Driver/Team Leader
  • Rigid Vehicle Driver/Team Leader
  • Articulated/Drawbar Driver/Team Leader


Last Updated: 17/03/2014

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The Salary

Starting salary (once qualified): £15,000

The Level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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