How to Balance HGV Training with Your Current Job

Wondering if you need to find a way to be in two places at once? Surely if you start HGV training you’ll need to leave your regular job?

Maybe not!

Find out how you can balance HGV training with your current job!

Should I give up my day job?

Whether or not you leave your job to complete your HGV training is completely up to you.

Only you can weigh up the benefits of being able to focus entirely on your HGV training, which could help you pass faster, with the risk of leaving the security of guaranteed work and pay.

However, before you make your decision, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • Do you have a way of paying for all of your normal outgoings (and any extras that might occur) for the duration of your training? 

Having savings or a second part-time job lined up could help with this.

  • Can your household pause any extra expenses during your training? 

If you are saving for home improvements or a holiday, for example, consider pausing these so the only outgoings at this time can be essentials or unforeseen.

  • Do you know how long training may take you – and is there a way to shorten this? 

HGV training providers should be able to give you a rough idea of how long your training could take, based on the experience you already have.

Small steps to shorten this timeline can include allowing professionals to handle all the paperwork and arranging the essentials like your medical check and driving/CPC tests on your behalf ahead of time.

Making arrangements like the above can help set your mind at ease if you plan on giving up your current job to complete your HGV training.


How can I make time for HGV training while working?

If you decide you can’t give up your current job to complete HGV training, don’t despair! There are many things you can do to fit HGV training in alongside the comfort and certainty of your pre-existing day job, including:

  • Use your holiday allowance 

Companies in the UK that employ 5-day workers have a legal responsibility to give each worker 28 days of paid annual leave per year. Using this time can be an easy way to complete your training while still being paid.

If you are entitled to more than 28 days or you complete your training quickly, you could even have days left to spare.

Most people are also able to take unpaid leave or holiday – which can be a good way to find the extra time off you need.

The best thing – you may be able to work overtime on your working days to counteract this loss in pay – but this will depend on your employer.

  • Reducing your working hours

A reduction of hours is common after long-term sickness, maternity, or parental leave, but it can also be done for personal reasons if required by an employee.

Completed in partnership with your employer, you can decide to either shorten your working days or work fewer days to make the time you need.

  • Study on days off and in the evenings

If you are loathe to speak to your employer and change your contract or don’t have holiday time remaining, you could still use your free time to complete HGV training.

Be that evenings and weekends or during the days in the week – it can be very useful time that allows you to keep your holiday entitlement intact.

Choose HGV training to change your life

No matter what your current job is, there is always a way to incorporate HGV training into your week.

And the benefits of doing so can be extraordinary – delivering a well-paid, freeing, and exciting career right into your lap.

The open road is waiting for you – so why not enquire today?