Action to train more HGV drivers

Today the government announced 2,000 additional places on the HGV training scheme as we work to tackle the worldwide HGV driver shortage.

  • HGV drivers are helping to keep the whole country running, as they have been throughout the pandemic – but there is a global shortage of drivers. 
  • That is why the government is expanding Britain's HGV training scheme to allow up to 5,000 people, 2,000 more than when the scheme opened, to participate in free courses to gain the skills they need to be road ready, and to help those with previous experiences refresh their skills to get back on the road. 
  • This will help more people to kickstart their career as a well-paid HGV driver as we take the lead tackling this long-standing challenge faced by countries around the world.


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