Joseph – Taking On New Roads as a HGV Driver

Joseph is wearing a high-vis vest and is standing in front a lorry in a confident pose, smiling.

Joseph had been working on a zero hour contract as a delivery driver but was trying to secure work as a HGV driver for some time.

When he was first referred to Making a Difference by the National Careers Service, he had the ambition of gaining an official qualification and finding permanent full-time work.

After being out of work and stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph’s confidence levels had plummeted. He was finding it difficult to attain permanent full-time work which offered long-term job security.

How Did We Help?

Joseph met with Pauline and Jo, both Making a Difference Employment Coaches, who helped him research Government incentive schemes he might be eligible for.

With their support and guidance, Joseph applied for schemes which would fund him to complete his HGV driver training. He enrolled in the Skills Academy and began his CAT C training in Worthing with 2 Start Training.

Joseph also received support through Making a Difference regarding his CV. This ensure that it would best showcase his valuable skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the sector.

Finding Permanent HGV Driving Jobs

Joseph successfully passed his CAT C first time and is now starting to apply for full time HGV driver roles, which he is extremely excited about.

During his time on the Making a Difference programme, he has has gained a new qualification, boosted his self-confidence and is now closer than ever to achieving his goal of being in full-time permanent work.

Joseph found his participation in the programme to have had a really positive impact on his confidence levels. He says:

“Everything has changed in me. I haven’t got a job yet but I can feel the confidence is there. I feel like I have no more barriers in my life. Making a Difference gave confidence to a man who was about to lose the direction in his life.”

We wish Joseph all the best on his future career journey!

Career Guidance To Get You Where You Want To Be

Making a Difference is an initiative match-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). We help people of all ages find their way into work or training by providing tailored one-to-one guidance and support. Whether you are returning to work after a career break, considering working for the first time or simply want to try something new. We can help you figure out the next step for you.

Contact our friendly team to learn more and start your journey today!

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