It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through 2018. It seems like just yesterday that the New Year was starting. If you are like a lot of people, you may find that you haven’t progressed as far as you would like with your New Year’s resolution – especially if your resolution involved taking your career to the next level.
If you resolved to search for a new job or obtain new qualifications, there is still time. All that you need to do is start the process of upgrading your driver’s license. This one simple task can open up a whole new world of career possibilities. Here are four examples of how upgrading your license can transform your career.
Become An HGV Driver
An HGV Class 2 Cat C license allows you to legally drive heavy goods vehicles, both in the country and outside its borders. This is an exciting career path since it gives you a chance to travel. Not only can you explore the local area but you also can visit faraway places, sometimes even being able to travel overseas for work.
Although the work is relatively mundane, it can be a fantastic job for the right person. For instance, if you don’t enjoy spending time with people, it is a great fit since you are only required to carry goods instead of people. Because you are behind the wheel most of the time, you have very little need to talk to other people if you don’t want to. As an added bonus, there are currently a lot of positions open in this field. In fact, the last time we checked, there were more than 10,000 openings in the UK. You can begin pursuing this career today by upgrading your license to a Cat C.
Deliver Goods Locally
Driving long distances is not for everyone. For instance, if you have a family, you may prefer to stick closer to home. Driving a local delivery vehicle is a great way to do just that. With a Cat C1 license, you can apply for delivery driver jobs in your local area. Some of these jobs involve delivering to residential addresses while others involve delivering to commercial businesses. There are a lot of different ways that you can make this career path work for you. Best of all, when you go this route, you don’t have to worry about being away from home for long stretches of time.
Drive A Tour Bus
Driving a tour bus can be a lucrative career. It can also be a lot of fun – especially if you get along well with other people. To get a job in this field, you need to have a Cat D1 license so that you can drive a minibus. This type of license will also allow you to drive passenger vehicles for institutions like hospitals or schools. If you prefer something a little bit more exciting, driving a tour bus in some of the most beautiful tourist areas is a great option. Imagine how amazing it would be if you got to spend every day driving through some of the most stunning scenery that the country has to offer.
Become A Coach Driver
These days, more and more people are travelling by coach rather than taking trains or planes. By converting your Cat B license into a Cat D/PCV license, you can find a job driving passengers throughout all of Europe. Driving a coach is a lot different than driving a city bus. Instead of having to continually stop, you have a chance to drive for long stretches, stopping only periodically to allow passengers to board or disembark. Additionally, because passengers have already pre-purchased their tickets, you don’t have to deal with any of the hassles of ticketing. All in all, this is a great way to earn a living.