4 Careers You Can Pursue With a Simple Driver’s Licence Upgrade

We are past the 6 months mark in 2018. Time flies, doesn’t it? Importantly, it is about that time to evaluate your progress in relation to your new year’s resolution. Have you achieved your goals? If you had resolved to get a new job, did you achieve that goal? If not, do not fret. There is plenty of time and plenty of opportunities to venture into a new career. Herein we will explore some of the careers that you can plunge in by simply upgrading your HGV or driver’s licence to HGV Class 2 licence. The four examples below are simple and easy enough to purse hassle-free.

HGV Driver

You can easily make this your bread and butter career by simply upgrading to a Cat C licence. By being an HGV driver, you get to drive a wide variety of heavy goods vehicles around the country and beyond. As an HGV driver, you will be driving long distances and some cases travel to other countries while working, which make for an interesting time. And even though it is not a glamorous career, it does come with its own unique perks. Aside from the travel, if you are not a people’s person, you can rest assured of a peaceful time while at your workstation – you only carry good and not passengers. Importantly, you are assured of an ample supply of job. There are over 10,000 openings for HGV drivers in the UK (going by our last count) and there are far fewer qualified HGV drivers to take up the jobs. Just upgrade your licence and start a new career.

Delivery Driver

This kind of driving job is the exact opposite of the HGV licensed drivers experience – you work and stay near your hometown. If you are not enamoured by the long distance travel or staying away from your home and family, you can opt for a career as a delivery driver. With this choice, all you have to do is deliver goods in places near your home and come back home to your family and familiar setting of your home. This particular job is perfect for people with families as you do not have to forgo spending time with your loved ones for your job. To take up the delivery driver career, all you need to do is upgrade your driver’s licence to a Cat C1 licence. In doing this, you gain access to a wide variety of delivery driver job in your area.

Tour Guide Driver

This is the type of driving job that is perfect for those who live in tourist-heavy regions and areas. The tour bus driver option is a good career option especially for you if love who love interacting with people. An upgrade from a Cat B to a Cat D1 licence will enable you to drive minibuses, which are quite popular for the purposes of tour guiding. However, with this licence, you can also access driving job for schools and hospitals in your local area. Additionally, there is the option of exotic jobs abroad as a tourist guide. A good example if driving in the Alps or guiding tourists in the Lake District, wherein both cases you get the pleasure of sharing a good time with tourists as you explore the beautiful scenery that characterises of such destinations.

Coach Driver

Plane and trains are quite expensive means of travel. However, coaches are much cheaper and offer a unique travelling experience. Therefore, they have a far wider reach to travellers as an alternative means of transport. As such, coach companies offer services for customers travelling to many destinations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and other popular tourist destinations. By upgrading you’re a Cat B licence to a Cat D/PCV licence, you become eligible to become a coach driver. All you have to do is to pick your passengers who have already pre-booked and set out to your destination with a few stops. And you get paid.