HGVC recruits extra PCV trainers
Driver training specialist HGVC has expanded its offering to the bus and coach market with the recruitment of 16 additional PCV instructors over the past year. This is a fourfold increase in its number of full-time instructors.
The business plans to recruit a further eight instructors before the end of the year. HGVC has also doubled the number of training vehicles it owns, following the purchase of four Alexander Dennis Enviro200s this year, building upon its existing fleet of single- and double-deckers.
HGVC offers high-quality PCV category D and D1 training courses for bus and coach operators across the UK. The training specialist offers training at more than 100 locations nationwide, or by installing instructors and vehicles to train at client sites.
HGVC has trained over 170 PCV drivers since the beginning of 2023. The business has seen a significant growth in demand for PCV training.
“We’ve seen huge demand from bus and coach operators this year” – James Clifford, CEO of HGVC
James Clifford, CEO of HGVC, said: “We’ve seen huge demand from bus and coach operators this year. We employ 21 full-time instructors but there’s no limit to the number of instructors we’d be willing to recruit to service existing or prospective contracts.
“Bus companies across the UK provide a vital service and can often be the only form of transport for some communities. From speaking to our bus company customers, we know that demand for bus services continues to grow. So, getting more efficient and cost-effective support in place is vital for these companies to be able to meet future demand.
“HGVC is offering a range of services that haven’t been offered before to this market, including third party instructors, and overflow vehicles to expand training capacity. We’ve even acquired our own vehicles to support this strategy.”