Jodie Lane’s Inspiring Journey to Becoming a Qualified HGV Driver with Challenge-trg Skills

In the city of Liverpool, amidst the challenges of the pandemic, Jodie’s story shows the determination and resilience to follow your passion. Meet Jodie Lane, a talented individual who transitioned from running her own successful mobile dog grooming business to become a Cat C+E Qualified HGV Driver through our Skills Bootcamp in HGV Driving.  

Jodie’s entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish her own mobile dog grooming business and for a while, it was thriving. But the COVID-19 pandemic brought unforeseen difficulties, prompting her to reconsider her career options. This setback only fuelled her determination to explore a new and exciting path.  

HGV driving had always lingered in the back of Jodie’s mind, and when she discovered the Skills Bootcamp in HGV Driving programme in Liverpool, she seized the opportunity with unwavering enthusiasm. Jodie put everything into her assignments and practical training, fully aware that the journey wouldn’t be a walk in the park. However, through relentless determination, Jodie proved that with hard work and perseverance, dreams can indeed come true.  

Jodie’s journey didn’t just inspire herself; it ignited a passion for HGV driving within her family. She encouraged brother, Jordan, to take the plunge and he’s well on his way to establishing a career in HGV driving. Moreover, Jodie’s father is also contemplating joining in the adventure. If he does, we might witness a Lane family hat trick in the world of professional HGV driving!  

Jodie’s story doesn’t stop with her family, it’s inspiring individuals beyond her immediate circle and transcending social media platforms. Support and encouragement have poured in from other women who, just like Jodie, have dreamt of becoming professional HGV drivers. A local school has also reached out to her, inviting her to speak to the children about her inspiring journey. Her experience serves as a living example that with determination, any challenge can be transformed into an opportunity for growth.  

Congratulations Jodie and good luck in your new career!  

Are you interested in finding out more about our Skills Bootcamps in HGV Driving?

The Skills Bootcamps in HGV driving are intense, 16-week driving courses that are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

These bootcamps are funded by the Department of Education and curated to help individuals acquire the skills required to drive HGV vehicles. Drivers can obtain Category C&E (articulated) licence.

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