Driver Academy

CTS Driver Academy – your route to a career as an HGV Driver

According to the RHA the average age of today’s UK HGV driver is 57 years. 35,000 HGV drivers are due to retire within the next five years and it’s estimated only 17,000 will join the industry.

One of the key reasons why there is a national shortage is the entry costs. Undertaking HGV training and gaining a licence can set you back around £4-5K. Here’s where CTS comes in – our ‘grow your own’ initiative helps develop a very particular style of HGV driver – highly suited to the specialist work undertaken by CTS. For the right candidates, our Driver Academy will fully fund the cost of the HGV training and licence.*

Headed by our qualified Driver Trainer, Colin Angus, CTS will take on a limited number of well-vetted entry level candidates each year and train them to HGV1, from scratch.

Earn while you learn HGV training – from 3.5T to HGV in 21+months

From the onset you will be employed by CTS, working a minimum of 40 hours per week, including at least one weekend per month. During your working day, initially driving small vans, you will also undertake flexible training, tailored to your needs.

Benefits of joining our Driver Academy

  • HGV training and licence costs paid for by CTS*
  • Become a fully trained Class 1 truck driver in as little as 21 months*
  • Earn a competitive salary as a driver (3.5T & 7.5T) throughout your HGV training
  • ‘Classroom’ style and practical ‘on the job’ training delivered by our qualified HGV Driver Trainer
  • Generous overtime opportunities and unsocial hours allowance
  • Work in an exciting industry, moving dangerous, delicate and difficult goods
  • Travel to interesting and unusual places, such as military bases across the UK and Europe

Do you have what it takes to join our Driver Academy? Meet one of our recruits or apply now.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Accreditations

All CTS staff have been security cleared to SC level by the UK Government.