A career in heavy vehicle training can be enormously fulfilling. Interacting with different people daily, helping people achieve their goals and developing the safe heavy vehicle drivers of the future are all great reasons to become a trainer.
Sean and William are two truck driver trainers with award-winning heavy vehicle training and licensing specialists Armstrongs Driver Education. Both highly valued members of the training team, Sean and William each made the leap from driving heavy vehicles to training drivers and haven’t looked back.
Fourteen years ago, Sean came to Armstrongs to do a forklift training and licensing course. After an Armstrongs team member noticed that Sean had a knack for helping the other students in his forklift course, along with an ideal trainer’s attitude, they approached him about considering a role in training.
Since then, Sean has been training drivers for Armstrongs at all vehicle levels: from light rigid all the way up to multi-combination. Sean said, “Good heavy vehicle training is so important for road safety: for driver safety, but also for the wider community.”
Moving from a background in driving heavy vehicles on the road into training, Sean knows he made a good move. “I love the training role, especially seeing the faces of people when they actually achieve getting their license,” Sean said. “It’s a very fulfilling job.”
William is a newer recruit to the Armstrongs team and has been training with the business for eight months at the Truganina campus in Victoria. William also came to the training role with Armstrongs with the perfect attitude and a trainer’s mindset.
For five years, William dedicated his spare time to volunteering with the L2P Program, which assists young Victorian learner drivers who don’t have access to a supervising driver, to gain the experience needed to obtain their P plates.
Having also gained experience behind the wheel of a heavy vehicle in a full-time transport industry role, William used this complementary experience to land a training role with Armstrongs.
William loves Armstrongs’ team culture and the strong support that comes from management. “They’ve got your back,” William said of the management team. “They provide not only all the training you need but they also support you in your role, so you can pass on your experience around safety to learners.
“You only have to look at all of Armstrongs’ five-star reviews to see it’s all about quality.”
Whilst both Sean and William have the sort of attitude that the Amstrongs team looks for, neither of them had previous formal experience in training and assessment before coming on board. One of the great perks of a training role with Armstrongs is that the business provides comprehensive on-the-job-training, putting its trainers through a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, as well as ongoing professional development.
Armstrongs Driver Training is currently recruiting truck driver trainers with at least 12 months of heavy vehicle driving experience, a valid heavy vehicle license, and the right mindset to be a great trainer. They are looking for trainers to join their Thomastown and their Truganina campuses, both located in Victoria.
If you think you have what it takes to become a valued member of the Armstrongs team and want to work with an organisation that prides itself on developing people, head to the careers page on armdrive.com.au.