Driver Academy

Your route to a career as an HGV Driver

Do you have what it takes to join our Driver Academy?

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 Assessor, 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 18+months

From the onset you will be employed by CTS, working on average 55 hours Monday to Friday, plus occasional weekends as part of a rota and as business needs dictate. During your working day, initially driving small vans, you will also undertake flexible training, tailored to your needs.

CTS Group | Earn while you learn HGV training

Do you have what it takes to join our Driver Academy?

Register your interest today for our next intake of Driver Academy recruits.

Requirements of Driver Academy:

*Terms and conditions apply.

Full driving license held for at least 12 months (no current DD/DR/TT points/disqualifications)

Applicants must live within a 30-mile radius of CTS premises

Security vetting is a requirement for all roles at CTS and any offers of employment are made subject to obtaining and maintaining the necessary security clearance

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be required to provide proof of 5 years’ UK residency

Why choose us

Highest levels of Service Delivery

We work hard to ensure our delivery of services and solutions are aligned with CTS’ founding values: excellence, adaptability, strategic focus and integrity.

Forward Thinking Company

As a forward thinking company we continue to expand our core services and accreditations to ensure we offer a comprehensive service to our customers.

Comprehensive Services

A 3PL company: our main services comprise road, air and sea freight as well as secure warehousing and screening services. In addition, CTS also project manages complicated international moves for UK and overseas government departments, holds Regulated Agent status and is a member of the IATA (International Air Transport Association).

Did you know?

CTS is licensed to store UN Classes 1.3 and 1.4 explosives


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+44 (0) 118 970 0179 or [email protected]