Driving goods vehicles apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the driving goods vehicles sector.

Large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers, travelling across the roads and motorways of the UK and beyond.

Training opportunities

As an apprentice you’ll be involved in transporting goods with pick-ups and multi-drop deliveries. Other duties may include:

  • planning schedules and routes
  • supervising the loading and unloading of cargo
  • completing paperwork and log books

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeships

At intermediate level you will likely be transporting goods by road. You could train in roles like:

  • pedal cycle courier
  • motorcycle courier
  • van driver
  • rigid vehicle driver
  • articulated/drawbar driver

Advanced level apprenticeships

You could train in roles like:

  • van driver/team leader
  • rigid vehicle driver/team leader
  • articulated/drawbar driver/team leader

If you complete an advanced apprenticeship you’ll be in a position to gain wider experience within the logistics sector through team leading, management, or by moving into traffic operations. There are also training opportunities for transporting goods like chemicals or hazardous materials that require specialist skills.

Apply for a driving goods vehicles apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education
Published 12 April 2012