Driver Training Academy
Looking to become a coach driver? Your journey starts right here!
Driver Training Academy
Whether you are looking for a brand new career or you want to re-new your licence and get back into coach driving, we are here to help!
Our Driver Training Academy offers the opportunity for recruits to gain their PCV licence along with CPC training, refresher courses and practical driver training. The course takes place on our very own Driver Training vehicle which has a customised interior to allow all parts of the training programme to take place onboard. A large flat screen TV has been mounted on a bespoke frame in the rear of the vehicle and with a new seating configuration, ample room has been made so first aid training can also be undertaken onboard the vehicle. The coach has also been wrapped with a unique livery which is showcased to the public when our trainees take it out on the road!
Upon successful completion of your PCV licence or refresher course, all new recruits are offered a full-time position within Clarkes as a professional coach driver.
New PCV drivers will undergo a 6-8 week training course before being allowed to drive solo on various jobs from commuter service and private hires to international trips and corporate contracts.
All recruits will receive support in every aspect of their training, from theory tests and practical driving to health and safety and manual handling. Once you are part of the Clarkes family, in your first year you will undergo training including first aid, emergency vehicle evacuation and continental driving.
The Driver Training Academy programme includes full, paid training, including:
- Tuition to pass the PCV Driving Test (modules 2,3 & 4)
- Route familiarisation
- Vehicle familiarisation & type training
- Ticket machine training
- Company systems, procedures and policies.
Once you have passed through all the formalised training elements you will work with an experienced colleague who will act as your mentor to support you in your early days as you settle in to your new role. We also provide ongoing training to help you excel in your role and ensure you maintain your Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
Benefits of becoming a driver with Clarkes of London
- Earn Up To £32,000 A Year Basic Salary
- Flexible Working Patterns
- State of the Art Vehicles
- Travel Around The UK & Europe
Our recent success stories
Since launching the Driver Training Academy we have seen a number of eager recruits join the programme. We are extremely proud of all our new trainees and recruits who have so far achieved a 100% success rate! Below are just a few of our new drivers with our training vehicle.
If you would like to register your interest in our Driver Training Academy, please fill in your details below and one of the Driver Trainers will be in touch.
*Digital Tachograph cards cost £32 for first application. This will be fully refunded upon successful completion of our training academy. You can apply for this at the following link > https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-a-digital-tachograph-driver-smart-card