How to Secure a Job Offer for Your LGV Skills Bootcamp

To join our LGV Skills Bootcamp, you need to be referred by your current employer (co-funded) or find an employer willing to offer you a job once you’ve successfully completed your training and obtained your LGV licence (referral).

Here’s some helpful advice on how to find potential employers and secure a job offer.

Networking

Talk to Current LGV Drivers: If you know any LGV drivers, ask them about their employers and if they know of any job openings. Personal referrals can be very effective.

Attend Industry Events: Participate in logistics and transport industry events, such as job fairs, conferences, and workshops. These events are excellent opportunities to meet potential employers face-to-face.

Using Social Media

LinkedIn: Create a professional LinkedIn profile highlighting your interest in LGV driving and your commitment to completing the Skills Bootcamp. Join relevant groups and follow companies in the logistics sector. Engage with posts and reach out to recruiters.

Facebook Groups: Join Facebook groups focused on LGV drivers, logistics jobs, and transport careers. Participate in discussions and keep an eye out for job postings. Some useful groups include “HGV Jobs UK” and “Logistics and Transport Jobs”.

Twitter: Follow companies in the logistics industry and use hashtags like #HGVjobs, #LGVjobs, and #LogisticsCareers to find job postings and connect with employers.

Job Boards and Websites

Job Boards: Regularly check job boards such as Indeed, Reed, and Totaljobs for LGV driver positions. Use search terms like “Trainee LGV Driver” or “LGV Driver Apprenticeship” to find opportunities.

Company Websites: Visit the careers pages of major logistics companies. Many companies list job openings directly on their websites. Don’t overlook smaller haulage companies and other businesses that require LGV drivers, such as:

Removals Companies: Firms like Pickfords etc often need qualified drivers.

Construction Companies: Companies like Balfour Beatty and Kier Group frequently hire LGV drivers for transporting materials.

Retailers: Large retailers with their own logistics operations, such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Amazon, often have driver vacancies.

Manufacturers: Companies involved in manufacturing may need drivers to transport goods between facilities or to customers.

Courier and Delivery Services: Businesses like DPD, UPS, and Evri are always on the lookout for reliable drivers.

By exploring a wide range of companies, you can increase your chances of finding a job offer that suits your needs.

Recruitment Agencies

Specialist Agencies: Contact recruitment agencies that specialise in logistics and transport jobs. Agencies such as Driver Hire and Blue Arrow often have positions for trainee LGV drivers.

General Agencies: Also consider general recruitment agencies that have logistics and transport divisions. They can provide valuable guidance and connect you with potential employers.

Direct Applications

Local Companies: Identify local logistics and transport companies and send them a direct application. Explain that you are looking to secure a job offer conditional on completing your LGV training and obtaining your licence.

Follow-Up: After sending your application, follow up with a phone call or email to express your enthusiasm and commitment. This proactive approach can make a positive impression on potential employers.

Additional Tips

Prepare a Strong CV: Highlight any relevant experience, your commitment to completing the LGV Skills Bootcamp, and your enthusiasm for a career in logistics. Tailor your CV for each application.

Write a Compelling Cover Letter: Explain why you are passionate about becoming an LGV driver and how the training will equip you with the necessary skills. Mention your dedication to starting a career with their company.

Be Persistent: Finding a job offer may take time, but persistence pays off. Keep applying, networking, and following up with potential employers.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of securing a job offer and embarking on a successful career as an LGV driver. If you need further assistance or advice, feel free to reach out to our support team. We’re here to help you every step of the way!

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