Case Study: David’s Journey to Becoming an HGV Driver

Posted on 17th April 2013 By Charlotte McGhie

Here at Surrey and Hampshire HGV Training we understand that the thought of beginning your career can be daunting. Where do you start? What training do you need? Have you got enough experience?

Understandably you’ll have a lot of questions about your chosen career but we’re here to let you know that you’re not alone! Lots of young, aspiring drivers are making their way into the HGV driving industry and we’ve got a great case study to show you how some people get their foot in the door:

How Did It Begin?

David Hourd had always had an interest in driving and when choosing his school placement he decided to go for a placement at a logistics company.

After the two week placement, he had impressed the company he had worked for so much that they suggested he contact them again once he had left school.

Getting Into the Business

After David had left school he took the company up on their offer and contacted them; he was offered an interview which led to a job offer.

He began work at a Transport Trainee and was involved in everything from accepting deliveries to communicating with customers across the country. Having been heavily involved in the organisation of deliveries and collections with HGVs, David chose to pursue a career in HGV driving.

Becoming an HGV Driver

David has recently passed his HGV driving test and is now beginning his career as a driver collecting and delivering goods across the UK. David said:

“I’ve always wanted to be a driver, so I’m very happy… I meet new people when I’m out on the road and I learn new things every day.  Dealing with the company’s customers is also a very rewarding part of my job, as I’m helping them get what they need when they need it.”

Find out more about David’s story here.

Of course, the route that David took to into his career is just one of the ways to get your foot in the door. Here at Surrey and Hampshire HGV Training we’re passionate about helping you make your way into a career in HGV driver and our training courses are the perfect place to start.

Find out more about our training courses on our website or get in touch with us directly on

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