Jessica Holden – TRS Training

Company: TRS Training

Role: LGV Driver

With a keen independent spirit, Jessica knew from a young age she wanted to do something different. Growing up on her parents’ farm, she was no stranger to hard work and the great outdoors. To earn herself some money whilst she was at school, Jessica had a variety of weekend jobs, one of which was washing the wagons at MJ Laycock Heavy Haulage. Impressed with her work ethic, owner Matthew Laycock took Jessica on to work in the office, and then, in August 2022, he offered her an apprentice HGV driver position, with training provided by TRS Training.  Jessica accepted Matthew’s offer immediately, full of enthusiasm at the prospect of a career that would give her the freedom and independence she wanted for herself. As someone who enjoys her own company, and being self-reliant, professional truck driving ticked all the boxes for Jessica.

Jessica says:

“My apprenticeship with TRS has given me my licence which is invaluable to my career. Not only that, it provided me with broader knowledge about the logistics industry which I wouldn’t have been able to pick up just from my job. For example, at MJ Laycock Haulage, we specialise in delivering paper-making machinery.  It’s certainly an art form to secure these loads for transportation; we use specific cranes, knots and covers. My manager Matthew has taught me these expert skills and my apprenticeship has taught me about securing other types of loads that I don’t get a chance to deal with in my job.”

Having finished her LGV apprenticeship, Jessica is considering progressing to a transport management apprenticeship in the future. Being a farmer’s daughter, in the long term she dreams of driving livestock and feed wagons. In the shorter term, she is looking forward to driving the company wagons to some of the country’s truck shows!