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Large goods vehicle driver

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Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) drivers (formerly HGV drivers), collect, transport and deliver goods in rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, articulated lorries and lorries pulling trailers.

Current Entry Requirements

No formal academic entry qualifications are required. The LGV test incorporates a medical examination, theory test and assessed road driving. LGV drivers of vehicles of 3.5 tonnes and over require a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). The minimum age for LGV driving after obtaining the qualification is 18 years. NVQs/SVQs, other vocational courses and apprenticeships relevant to this occupation are available at various levels.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Learning Strategies
Mathematics
6137
New Job Opportunities
-1.0%
An -1.0% fall in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£30,615

Potential

£22,172

Average

£16,868

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: Unipart Technology Logistics

Location: Coventry

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Company: Eclipse Recruitment

Location: Nottingham NG2

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