What are HGV Skills Bootcamps?Click here to apply to Bootcamp vacancies in your area

The HGV Skills Bootcamps are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, helping everyone gain skills for life. HGV Bootcamps are intense training courses and are designed to quickly train individuals in the skills required to drive HGV vehicles. The courses are being rolled out to address the current HGV driver shortage that is impacting the supply lines in the UK. These Bootcamps are short intense driving courses that will train applicants to be ‘road ready’ with either a Category C (Rigid) or Category C&E (Articulated) licence.

Life of a driver

Working as an LGV Driver can offer you a rewarding career route.  You are on the road traveling to many different locations across the UK and sometimes even further! You get to focus on your practical skills – the complete opposite of a 9-5 office job.

Once fully qualified, the average driver’s salary is lucrative at approx. £30,000 per annum in the UK. If you are a keen explorer, lorry driving gives you the licence to travel. If you are operating over long-distance journeys, your job will take you all over the country, with each day providing an exciting new view.

However, the realities of working as an HGV Driver may come as a shock to some as the hours are long, and there is a lack of comfortable roadside facilities. It can be unsociable, which has contributed to many drivers leaving the industry.

These are things you should consider carefully when deciding of this is the right career route for you.

Key Course Features

Following your successful application, you’ll be provided with all of the relevant skills, knowledge and information about training for your HGV Driver license and what the career route and Bootcamp entails. Your journey to becoming a qualified driver will include:

  • Application Process – You will be required to complete an online job application form, pass a medical, apply for a provisional licence, train for and successfully complete driver theory tests. Once you have passed your theory tests, you’ll be eligible for the practical element of the course.
  • Practical Driver Training (1 or 2 weeks): You will be supported by our expert driving instructors to learn the skills to pass either your Rigid (1 week) or Artic (2 weeks) practical test.
  • Learner support throughout the programme: Your assigned Learning Advisor will be on hand throughout the duration of your learning to ensure you are road-ready and become a confident HGV Driver.
  • Job interview with employer guaranteed: As a result of your participation in the Bootcamp, you are guaranteed an interview with an employer to secure a role as soon as possible – hopefully this will lead to a job offer!

Which locations are available?

We are currently operating in a huge range of locations across the UK! This will change from time to time, so please check our vacancies page for the most up to date information.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible you must be: aged 19 or over, have the right to work in the UK. You can be employed, self-employed or unemployed and seeking for work. You must hold a full UK driving licence.


How to apply

See our bootcamp vacancies page for our currently live vacancies – if there are none available please check back later!

Interview preparation: 

  • Guidance on interview preparation for Driver job interviews is available here.
  • You can also try this short mock theory test here.

FAQ’s and useful resources

Read our blog post here, which covers frequently asked questions about the HGV Skills Bootcamp programme as well as further UK Gov resources.






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