Unlock Opportunities: Crafting an Irresistible CV for HGV Drivers
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Unlocking Opportunities: A Guide to Crafting an Irresistible CV for Aspiring HGV Drivers

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Writting a CV as a newly qualified HGV driver

How to create a CV as a newly qualified HGV Driver


Embarking on a career as a newly qualified HGV driver is an exciting venture, and at Craig Baker Driver Training, we are committed to ensuring your success. In this comprehensive guide, we illuminate the pivotal steps to fashioning a CV that not only stands out but captivates the attention of discerning haulage companies, propelling you towards the fast lane of your professional journey.

Crafting a CV that truly makes an impact is more than just a formality—it's a strategic move that can open doors to coveted opportunities within the haulage industry. As we delve into the nuances of this process, we provide you with insights and tips that go beyond the basics, offering a roadmap to not only catch the eye of potential employers but to kickstart your career on a trajectory of success.

In the competitive realm of HGV driving, a standout CV is your ticket to recognition. We guide you through the essential elements, from structuring your personal statement to highlighting your HGV training and qualifications with precision. By strategically incorporating bold tags, you should optimize your CV for search engines, ensuring that it not only appeals to human readers but also resonates in the digital landscape.

Our emphasis on creating a CV that is tailored to the specific needs of haulage companies sets you apart from the crowd. Through careful consideration of your skills, experiences, and achievements, we guide you in presenting a compelling narrative that aligns seamlessly with the expectations of prospective employers.

At Craig Baker Driver Training, we understand the significance of a well-crafted CV in your journey as an HGV driver. This guide is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate this critical aspect of your career development. As you embark on this transformative process, rest assured that you are equipped with the expertise and insights necessary to accelerate your career in the dynamic world of HGV driving. Your success starts with a standout CV, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.



The Power of a Well-Crafted CV

Your CV is your first impression, your foot in the door, and your chance to showcase your skills and passion for the road. Follow these steps to create a CV that will make you stand out in the competitive world of HGV driving.


Contact Information

Begin with your full name, address, phone number, and a professional email address. Make it easy for prospective employers to reach out to you.

Personal Statement

Craft a compelling personal statement that highlights your enthusiasm for HGV driving, your commitment to safety, and your eagerness to contribute to the success of the haulage company.


Clearly outline your HGV training and qualifications. Include the date of completion and any relevant certifications, such as Driver CPC.


Detail any driving experience you have, even if it's non-professional. Highlight any relevant skills gained during your training and emphasize your commitment to maintaining a clean driving record.


Create a dedicated section for your skills. Include both technical skills related to driving and soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, and adaptability.

Tailor Your CV

Customize your CV for each application by aligning your skills and experiences with the specific requirements of the haulage company.

Showcase Achievements

Highlight any notable achievements during your HGV training or previous roles. Whether it's consistently meeting delivery deadlines or receiving positive feedback, let your accomplishments shine.


Include references from your training instructors or any relevant professional contacts who can vouch for your skills and reliability.


Ensure your CV is easy to read and professional. Use a clean, simple font, and break up text with bullet points for easy skimming.

Stay Updated

Regularly update your CV to reflect any new skills, certifications, or experiences. This shows your commitment to professional development.



Crafting a CV that stands out requires time and effort, but the investment is worth it when it comes to landing your dream HGV driving position. Follow these tips, and soon you'll be on the road to success.

Remember, at Craig Baker Driver Training, we're here to support you on your HGV training journey to becoming a successful HGV driver. Good luck!



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