On the road to a new career via Cardiff’s Into Work Advice Service


A new scheme to help people on the road to a new career has been launched by Cardiff Council's Into Work Advice Service.

A new HGV driver scheme has been developed by the service to provide learners with the skills and knowledge they need to become a qualified HGV driver.

The course includes driver training, practical and theory test, medical and more, as well as the ongoing support of an into work mentor throughout the process.

Learners must be aged 19 or over, have a full UK driving licence and have a good standard of English.

Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Modernisation, Cllr Chris Weaver, said: "The shortage of HGV drivers across the country has been well-publicised as well as the knock-on effect that situation has had on the availability of certain supplies and the delivery of services.

"Into Work Advice Cardiff has responded by developing a scheme that will not only help the sector and people in Cardiff by providing the training and support they need to become a qualified HGV driver, but will support our own council services as well. The team is working closely with departments across the authority that have HGV roles within their services, such as our waste and recycling teams, to support their recruitment of skilled drivers.

"We're keen to hear from a broad a range of people as possible - job seekers, people who may not have worked for a while but are looking to get back into a job, career changers, men and women.  No previous experience is necessary but applicants do need a full UK driving licence.

"The service has excellent links with employers so this is a brilliant opportunity for people to get the skills and knowledge they need to embark on a new career."

To find out more about the scheme and to register an interest, email or call 029 2087 1071.