Atherton offers an excellent working environment for LGV HGV drivers. The current demand for truck drivers in the UK is unprecedented, with an estimated shortage of around 50,000 drivers. Salaries for experienced HGV drivers can reach up to £50,000, making it an opportune time to pursue a career as a truck driver.
The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the challenges the industry faced due to the driver shortage, led to an influx of new drivers entering the field through government-funded boot camps. However, despite these efforts, there remains a substantial demand for LGV HGV drivers. As our economy continues to grow, the need for training and recruiting more HGV drivers will only increase.
Craig Baker Driver Training holds Atherton Driving Test Centre in high regard as one of our preferred and most sought-after test locations. As our closest test center, we prioritize conducting the majority of our HGV training in this area. Choose the convenience and excellence of Atherton Driving Test Centre with Craig Baker Driver Training
Class 2 (Cat C) - Rigid vehicle over 7.5ton
Class 1 (Cat CE) - Articulated vehicle up to 44ton
An experienced HGV driver can earn up to £50k a year, some can earn more by doing tramping work or gaining extra qualifications such as ADR (hazardous goods), It's a great time to be a HGV driver in Atherton the demand is high for LGV drivers due to the amount of large industrial areas in and around Atherton
If you would like to become a HGV driver. You can pass with us in as little as 1 week if you have already passed your theory tests, if not you will need to go for a D4 medical first and then apply for your provisional licence, so the direct access courses usually take around 4 -5 weeks to complete our HGV training course from start to finish near Atherton
Training locations all over the UK
Residential courses are available with hotel stays (we will book this for you)
DVSA approved 3A exam centre
DVSA approved CPC module 4 exam centre
Training course for LGV HGV in a modern automatic vehicle.
Short-notice HGV courses available in Atherton
We arrange the medical and theory test, plus hazard perception through our training team.
We are specialists in training for HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) and LGV (Large Goods Vehicles).
Some of our courses offer pass protection.
Finance is available on some of our courses.
The best quality HGV lessons in Atherton
We have an excellent reputation with over 250+ 5-star reviews on Google and a further 200+ on Facebook. We are the UK's leading HGV training specialists We take pride in our job. We have a modern fleet of vehicles and we constantly invest in our facilities and staff meaning you get the best service possible, Many of our customers come from all over the Atherton area if you would like to book LGV training in Atherton book online today or call our sales team on 01942 741 310.
This full package includes
This full package includes
Meet Michelle, our dynamic new car driving instructor and the latest addition to our team. With a passion for road safety and years of teaching experience, Michelle is set to become a valuable asset. Her patient and friendly approach makes learning to drive an enjoyable experience. Welcome aboard, Michelle – your expertise is sure to guide our learners toward success on the road!
Kam, our dedicated Car Driving Instructor, embodies excellence with a passion for precision and safety. With a robust background in driver education, Kam imparts invaluable skills and knowledge to learners. His patient and encouraging demeanor fosters a positive learning environment, ensuring students feel confident and well-prepared. Kam's commitment to cultivating responsible and skilled drivers makes him an integral part of our team, contributing to the success and reputation of our driving instruction services.
Wayne, a specialist HGV instructor, focuses on the intricacies of reversing and uncoupling in our training courses. Known for his friendly and relaxed approach, Wayne is a people person who effortlessly connects with everyone. His amiable nature creates a positive learning environment, making the challenging aspects of HGV training more accessible. Wayne's expertise in mastering the nuances of reversing and uncoupling, coupled with his affable personality, makes him a beloved and effective instructor in the world of heavy goods vehicle operations.
Chris, an adept HGV instructor, brings a unique blend of expertise from his military background. Having served as an HGV instructor in the army, Chris honed his skills in precision and discipline. With a commitment to excellence instilled during his military service, Chris imparts not only technical know-how but also a strong sense of responsibility to his students. His seasoned approach, forged in the disciplined environment of the armed forces, sets Chris apart as a trusted and effective HGV instructor.
Kyle, a seasoned HGV instructor, draws from a decade of diverse experience as an HGV driver. Over the past ten years, he navigated a spectrum of roles, mastering the intricacies of transporting goods. Kyle's wealth of knowledge enriches his instruction, offering students real-world insights into the challenges and nuances of the road. His passion for safe and efficient driving, combined with a decade of hands-on expertise, makes Kyle an invaluable mentor in the world of Heavy Goods Vehicle operations.
As the proprietor and Director of Craig Baker Driver Training, Craig boasts over 10 years of instructional expertise backed by over a decade in the HGV industry. Holding qualifications as an ADI, NRI LGV instructor, RTITB CPC instructor, and DVSA-approved 3a examiner, Craig ensures the highest standards. Over the last few years, the business has expanded significantly under his leadership. Craig's adept management style, characterized by fairness and a commitment to staff well-being, underscores the success and growth of the enterprise.
With over two decades of experience in the HGV industry, Dave, hailing from a distinguished driver training background, exemplifies a deep commitment to the craft. His enduring passion for training is evident as he meticulously imparts knowledge. Dave, dedicated to excellence, takes pride in ensuring his candidates are comprehensively prepared for a successful driving career. His professional approach and wealth of experience contribute significantly to the quality and effectiveness of the training provided under his guidance.
Andras, our adept LGV and Car Instructor, brings extensive experience in both European and UK haulage to his role. Additionally, he holds qualifications as a PCV driver. With a wealth of knowledge in the intricacies of transportation, Andras ensures that our training programs meet the highest standards. His multifaceted expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset in equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge essential for success in LGV and Car driving.
Lee, our accomplished Operations Manager, swiftly ascended the ranks, showcasing exceptional leadership and serving as a role model within the company. Responsible for overseeing instructors, vehicles, and general operations, Lee is synonymous with adaptability. His patient and adept approach to candidates ensures that lessons are both enjoyable and informative. Lee's managerial prowess and commitment to excellence significantly contribute to the seamless functioning and success of our operations.
Kerry, serving as the office manager at Craig Baker Driver Training for the past four years, adeptly oversees lesson coordination, instructor management, and office staff organization. With a commitment to seamless operations, she consistently ensures the smooth functioning of all facets. Kerry's problem-solving acumen and dedication are evident, as she not only navigates operational challenges but also readily assists with customer inquiries, reflecting her pivotal role in maintaining operational excellence and client satisfaction.
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