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18 April 2007: Clearstone, the LGV training and recruitment specialist, has responded to the demand for more affordable LGV training by launching a pay as you go scheme. The new Milestone option consists of a taster day, theory test and separate lessons that combine to make up the full LGV licence training programme. Rather than paying one lump sum of around £1000, trainees can pay as they go, committing to as little as £179 per session.

While the average salary in the UK is £22,248 per annum, LGV drivers can expect a yearly income of around £29,500. Milestone has made becoming an LGV driver a more accessible career path for people who do not have sufficient funds up front to pay for the training. Candidates can learn and complete the training while still working in a full time job, as there are even instructors available on Saturdays. With fully qualified DSA (Driving Standards Agency) instructors and modern Mercedes LGV lorries to learn in, Milestone trainees can obtain the quality of a professional training institution without the time and financial commitments of a traditional licence course.

Clearstone have introduced this new scheme to encourage people into the industry, breaking down the barriers that may deter many keen, would-be, LGV drivers. The registration fee for the Milestone experience is £99 and this includes DSA theory test book, Hazard perception DVD, licence application forms and one theory test. There is no obligation to finish or continue the course, offering drivers confidence in the flexibility of the service. Once the theory test is completed all trainees can book lessons for as little as £179 a time.

Paul Jacobs, CEO of Clearstone, comments: “Often we come across candidates who have struggled financially to find a way into the LGV driving industry. At Clearstone we wanted to take a proactive approach to increasing the number of skilled drivers in the industry; offering the Milestone option will open up the possibility of training to a new demographic of potential talent.”

About Clearstone

Clearstone is the UK’s leading LGV driver training and recruitment organisation. With a network of training schools across the UK and a powerful recruitment arm, Clearstone boasts the unique ability to both develop a skills base for the industry through its unrivalled training capabilities and bridge the supply-gap by placing its newly qualified and experienced drivers into permanent roles. Clearstone also provides training for corporate clients who choose to outsource their requirements. For more information about Clearstone, visit or call 020 7419 8345.

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Lorna Thompson / Sophie Orlando
Octopus Communications for Clearstone
Tel: 08453700655

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