4 Careers That Need Just a Basic License Upgrade


We are already 6 months into 2018. Time sure flies! For many people, the 6 month on the calendar is a real wake up call that reminds them of those New Year’s resolutions that they made and what they have done so far to accomplish them. That is what we will be discussing today. Was getting a new job one of your New Year’s resolutions? To get a new license to upgrade your career? If so, then we have good news for you. It still isn’t too late! There is still time for you to take the plunge and get started on your new career path and getting your HGV or driver’s license upgraded is easier than it has ever been. To show you want can be done, HGV Driver Training Centre has 4 example careers that you can get into by making just a simple upgrade to your license.

1. HGV Driver

Being an HGV driver is a stable career. It means you will be able to drive any type of heavy goods vehicle both inside of the country as well as beyond it. HGV drivers are able to drive long distances and have the opportunity to travel overseas as well as part of their responsibilities. It isn’t the most glamorous job in the world, but there are some nice perks that go along with it. If you aren’t much of a ‘people person’ then this is the perfect option for you since you won’t have to transport any passengers (just goods) and won’t have to talk to that many people as part of your daily life. There are also numerous jobs available for qualified drivers – by last count in just the UK 10,000 job openings and not anywhere near enough drivers for filling all of them. You just need to get upgraded to a Cat C license, and then you will be qualified for those jobs at any time.

2. Delivery Driver

Of course not every job takes you away from your home. At times you just need to have a job that involves being out and delivering items from one location to another and still being able to go home at night and sleep in your very own bed. This type of job is ideal for somebody who has a family that they would like to be able to spend time with. All you need to do is get upgraded to a Cat C1 license and then you can choose between numerous delivery jobs that are available in your local area ranging from delivering goods to businesses and individuals and completing different kinds of tasks every day for numerous businesses in the area.

3. Tour Guide Driver

If you don’t mind people and live in an area that tourists visit, you can make a good living being a tour bus driver. You can drive a minibus if you upgrade to a Cat D1 license from a Cat B one. In addition to driving a minibus in an urban area, like driving an accessibility vehicle for a hospital or school, there are also jobs that are more exotic in the UK as well as abroad, if you are interested. From driving through the Lake District to the Alps, you could be that tour guide taking visitors through gorgeous scenery on a daily basis – and get paid for enjoying it.

4. Coach Driver

Although planes and trains are still fairly expensive travel methods, coaches have a large reach in terms of alternative transportation. Coach drivers who upgrade to a Cat D/PCV license from a Cat B license can work for companies that transport customers from the UK to Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and other holiday areas. Coach drivers, unlike bus drivers, have a tendency to have long distance drivers to make in-between stopping points, with passengers booking in advance. So after everyone is on, you just drive and get paid for it.

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