At Manpower, we know there are significant barriers to beginning a career in driving. Knowing which training courses to enrol in, getting the right support through these programmes and understanding how to get a foothold in the world of work can all cause headaches for today’s aspiring drivers. Above all, new entrants need the right qualifications that demonstrate to employers they have what it takes to succeed in the sector.

That’s why Manpower has partnered with HGVT, the UK’s leading driver training organisation, to launch the Driver Academy. This programme equips students with the necessary training, certification and employment support to help you launch a safe and successful career as an HGV driver.

Future drivers can get access to extensive training that will build the skills needed to become an HGV driver and achieve the right certifications to accelerate their careers. Students also benefit from a bespoke recruitment and professional development programme tailored to their needs, so that they are fully prepared when entering the jobs market.

The Driver Academy is one of the solutions Manpower offers as part of our upskilling programme MyPath, which enables our high-potential associates to access jobs and grow in in-demand careers through upskilling opportunities and personalised guidance. Find out more here. In 2021 we also launched the Manpower Women in Driving Development Pathway, offering women the necessary tools to launch a successful career in the transport and logistics sector. To find out more about the Women in Driving Development Pathway, please download our brochure.


The decision to take my HGV test and start working as an HGV driver wasn’t an easy one. This was a complete change of career for me, so it was very comforting to be able to talk to the people at the UK’s leading driver training partner, who were able to advise me and set me on the right track in this career change. This is a fantastic service and I’ve been guided through my theory, hazard perception, CPC certification, and of course the HGV driving and test.


What has been especially helpful is the support from Manpower, who were very professional. They even found me temporary work while I was waiting between tests.


I can thoroughly recommend becoming an HGV driver through Driver Academy – you will get the support that you need and be in a safe pair of hands.


Chris Harvie

Newly qualified HGV driver



In this course students receive:

  • A full DVLA medical
  • Provisional entitlement support
  • Theory training software and support
  • Theory test
  • A full category C practical training (20hrs of DVSA Driver Training)
  • Category C test
  • Certificate of Professional Competence (Full CPC training and testing)
  • Pass protection 92% (x2 additional retests)
  • A bespoke recruitment programme tailored to their development.

Students will also have:

  • A dedicated support manager to guide you through the programme
  • Employment support to help land the right role for you
  • No hidden fees or unexpected costs
  • Provision of a commercial standard vehicle for both training and test.



For those who are not attracted to the 9 to 5 schedule, a career in driving is the perfect solution. The sector offers one of the most flexible working environments available for employees, with the opportunity to pick and choose shift patterns that fit around their lives. Whether that’s for family, personal or any other reasons, drivers can choose the work schedules that are right for them.


While getting certified as an HGV driver may be the first step, it is by no means the last. Becoming a qualified driver is just a stepping stone for many entrants, opening the door to a wealth of opportunities for further career progression. From fleet operations positions, to supply chain management roles, being Driver Academy certified can open up career avenues you never knew existed.


A career in logistics puts drivers right at the heart of the UK’s most vital industries. From delivering important food supplies across the country, to ensuring vital medical supplies are transported on time, drivers can be satisfied their contributions are playing a central role in keeping Britain moving.


Entrants can have the knowledge they are taking part in a programme that celebrates people from all walks of life. From different backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and geographies, the programme is committed to increasing inclusion within logistics and creating a more representative workforce in the industry.