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How Ian improved his career as a Class 2 HGV driver within the Travis Perkins Group

The Travis Perkins Group has been certified as one of Britain’s Top Employers for twelve years. We pride ourselves in selecting the greatest candidates and creating both a fun and safe space to work in, ensuring everyone can be their true self. 

Like all our drivers, Ian plays an essential part in the day-to-day running of the business, keeping us all moving. Here’s an insight into his experience with Travis Perkins as a Class 2 HGV Driver and some advice for anyone interested in a professional driving career with us but first things first…

What is HGV Class 2? 

HGV Class 2 refers to a category of driving license in the United Kingdom that allows individuals to operate a specific type of Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV). 

The classification system for HGV licenses is divided into different classes based on the vehicle's weight and characteristics.

  • Class 2 licenses are for vehicles with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) exceeding 3,500 kilograms (3.5 tonnes).
  • These vehicles are typically medium to large-sized lorries or trucks.
  • ‘I started with agency work at Travis Perkins, and now I’ve been here 20 years'

    Ian's career journey serves as a remarkable source of inspiration. Initially, he embarked on his professional path by driving a bin lorry. After a year, he made a significant shift, transitioning into the role of a bus driver. 

    Several years down the line, Ian ventured into a six-month contract at Travis Perkins through an agency, and today, he stands as a highly valued member of our team for over 20 years. 

    ‘My job is great because of the regular hours’

    Often, jobs in driving involve unsociable hours and few benefits. With us, that’s just not true. Travis Perkins has strong family values and we encourage all our colleagues to have a good work-life balance

    Across our Group, we offer all our drivers full-time, permanent working hours, with no late nights or overnight stays. This means all our team members have more time to spend with their families.

    When he’s not at work, Ian enjoys cycling, watching sports, and eating out. During the time that he is at work, Ian loves interacting and chatting with customers. Meeting new people is just one of the many reasons to drive for a living.

    ‘When I’m up to date with my work, I pitch in and help the yard staff’

    There is a buzzing atmosphere in all our branches because our staff work together as a team. They support each other where they can, sharing the success and good times.

    Teamwork is fundamental to the success of our business. Drivers like Derek and Ian also play an important role in our warehouse operations. David, another HGV driver, likes to plan his route so that can spend time with the team at the yard on his break.

    ‘One of the biggest benefits is knowing I have job security’

    The financial wellbeing of our colleagues is just as important as any other type of wellbeing, which is why we support all our colleagues through setting up life insurance, pension schemes and chances to utilise Sharesave

    ‘Good geographic knowledge will get you a long way here’

    For anyone thinking about becoming a driver at Travis Perkins Ian has some great advice. He says you can enjoy a great work-life balance if you’re good with customers and you like to be physically active. 

    Where individuals show enthusiasm to be a part of the Group, we will put them through the necessary training to grow their career in the direction they want, just like Jan.

    Unlock a HGV Class 2 Driver job with Travis Perkins

    If you’re an ambitious individual looking to progress, we’d like to hear from you. We offer great training and development, benefits, and bonus schemes. 

    With a decade of experience as a Driver, Nick searched for a new experience and found CCF. Learn more about his driving journey at Travis Perkins plc. 


    Discover our latest driver jobs and join a welcoming and inclusive team within the Travis Perkins Group.

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