Gordon Timber


LGV Young Driver Scheme

LGV Driver at 18

3 December 2015

How is this possible? Well with the LGV Young Driver Scheme, it is possible to pass your C+E Test when you are only 18 years of age. The scheme provides the opportunity for a young person to obtain a full Category C Driving License at the age of 18, rather than 21 and a Category C+E license before his or her 21st Birthday.

What's involved? Registered young drivers follow a structured training programme leading to a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Driving Goods Vehicles. In addition to this, their LGV driving skills will be regularly assessed. The average age of LGV Drivers in the UK is 53, within a few years there will be a shortage of drivers which means initiatives like this are vitally important to keep the industry alive.

Ross Jarret is pictured receiving a copy of the Road Haulage, Round Timber Code of Practice and all relevant maps and safety documentation required to get started. He is being congratulated by Johnny Dean, Harvesting Manager at Gordon Timber, who have supported Barclay Transport and Ross with this initiative.