Case Study: Michael’s Journey up the HGV Career Ladder

Posted on 11th June 2013 By Charlotte McGhie

With the current financial climate you want a job in which you can be comfortable as well as having the opportunity to progress and expand your skills for the future. Here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training we know that these decisions cannot be taken lightly but also know that as a HGV driver you are able to progress whilst enjoying your steps up the career ladder.

Many drivers are currently grabbing opportunities with both hands and getting stuck in to all areas of logistics, including Michael Cooke, a move team controller located in Chester.

How He Started

Knowing he wanted to be out in the elements working as part of a team, there were many options for him. Starting off as a stone mason before moving into the removals sector, Michael has acquired a large amount of experience in many areas throughout his career so far.

He completed a City & Guilds course in Bricklaying, which meant that he was able to broaden his skills before moving into the removals sector. Starting off working for a local removals company, he soon moved on to work for Pickfords Chester where he has stayed and progressed from Porter right up to Move Team Controller. He has driven HGVs throughout Europe and is still enjoying what he does every day.

Where He is Going

There are many options for Michael’s next step on the career ladder including Team Leader, as well as management and training positions. He loves the camaraderie and the adventure that comes with his current role so for the minute will stay put, but in the future there are always possibilities for even bigger responsibility.

To start off your career in HGV driving contact us today to know about our packages. Call us on 01276 537 400 or visit our contact page to send us an email.

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