If you’ve ever wanted to embark on a career that adds real value to construction sites, warehouses or even airports then you might consider becoming a qualified forklift truck driver. You don’t need any academic qualifications, all you need is to take an accredited forklift truck training scheme. In order to take this scheme you need to be at least 16 years old.
Any additional qualification is a good qualification, however forklift truck driver training can be especially valuable. This is because forklifts, both used forklifts and new vehicles, are still an extremely integral part in a range of industries. Because forklifts are serious bits of kit, drivers needs to be trained and extremely well versed in forklift health and safety.
Although the starting salary might not be the highest, a forklift qualification can lead to bigger and better things, with plenty of room for promotion and career development. You might, for example, start off driving a forklift and then become a forklift engineer. You may also earn more money by taking on extra shifts or night shifts.
So, what does it take to become a successful fork lift operative? Apart from an accredited qualification, it’s a job that is best suited to a certain kind of individual. Usually you’ll be working in high pressure industrial environments, and so you’ll require a lot of focus and stamina. You’ll also need aptitude, including good hand eye coordination.