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HGV Driver CV example

Thinking about becoming a HGV Driver? HR GO Recruitment can help you.

If you’re applying to be a HGV driver, your CV is one of the most important things to keep in order if you want the best chance at being successful in your application. Once you’ve learned how to become a HGV driver, applying for a job is the next step in your professional career.

We’re providing you with a HGV driver CV example and template to help you have the best chance of being accepted into your new driving job. It’s important to include certain things in your CV that the employer will want to see and give you an advantage over other applicants. Our HGV driver CV template below can help you craft the perfect CV to help you get one of your dream driving jobs!

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Introduction & Personal Profile

After listing your name and main contact information as you would on any CV including your email address, phone number and address, you should complete a short personal profile in which you should include a brief overview of your key skills, current situation and what you’re looking for in your next job. It’s also a good idea to list which licenses you have and how many years experience you have as a HGV driver.

This allows your potential employer to contact you easily and understand what additional training you’ll require if you get accepted for the role.

 

 

Employment history

The first thing your potential employer will look for is any relevant employment history you already have. In this section, you’ll need to list all relevant job roles you had and the years or months you held those positions.

For each job role, you should list your main duties and responsibilities to give your potential employer a good idea of where your skills lie and your experience in the industry.

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Key Skills

One of the main sections on your CV that a company will want to look at is your key skills. To catch the employer’s attention and give you the best chance of success, you should carefully look at the job description to see what skills they’re looking for specifically. If the company are interested in an ability to work independently, this is something you should try and list as a key skill on your CV.

List the skills you think are most important and relevant to the role you’re applying for. These can even be changed between applications and should be made as relevant as possible. To become a HGV driver, some of the key skills you should consider listing include good communication skills, a good understanding of road safety, problem solving, ability to focus, patient driving and health and safety when it comes to operating your vehicle. Check out the skills section on our How to Become a HGV Driver page for more ideas.

 

 

Education History

As well as your employment history, your education history also comes into account. HGV drivers are required to have some official qualifications, licenses and must have passed various exams to allow them to drive professionally. This is where you should list all of the qualifications and dates you received them, including a medical exam, Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), practical and theory exams, and any category of HGV license you may have (including Cat C1, Cat C, Cat C + E, etc)

Some employers will require you to have these qualifications before you apply, but others may offer training and qualifications on the job. This is something you should check the job description for carefully before you apply, including details of any required experience the employer needs. When it comes to your HGV driver interview questions, they'll ask more about your qualifications so be ready to give more details! 

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Interests & Pastimes

It might be a good idea to include some of your interests and hobbies if you think they’re relevant to the position you are applying for. Interests such as running or watching films wouldn’t be particularly relevant for example, whereas playing football might demonstrate communication skills - definitely something worth highlighting in this section.

If you have no relevant hobbies, just don’t include this section. It’s better to not include it than to waste your potential employer’s time.

 

 

References

Finally, references can be an important part of your CV, especially if you’ve worked for some big companies or reported to figures high up in the company. Good references tend to be your last manager or supervisor.

Although you can go without, it’s good courtesy to ask them before you put them down as a reference, as your potential employer may want to contact them. On your CV you should list their name, position at the company, where they were with regards to you, their work phone number and work email address.

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