Bodhi used his Aspire Award to take LGV driving lessons and tests - which he's now passed!

A dream come true

Bodhi has always dreamed of being a lorry driver and his dream of becoming a professional driver is becoming a reality.

The achievement is all the more remarkable because over 10 years ago he broke his back and  has been out of work for a long time. Supported by funding from the Guinness Aspire Awards, Bodhi has been able to start a whole new career as a lorry driver.

A new lease of life

The Aspire Award has given Bodhi the chance to start his path to his dream career.

“I applied for an Aspire Award because I wanted to get back into work. Thanks to Guinness, I have just passed my LGV tests and I feel that I have been given a whole new life. At long last, after 57 years, I have a profession. I would like to work in the UK for a year to get experience, then drive in Europe. I simply wouldn’t have been able to afford this course on my own – so I am incredibly grateful to Guinness and Driveline, who trained me. Passing these tests has given me hope for a better and happier future.”

How to apply for an Aspire Award

You can apply for an award by completing an application form. You’ll need to let us know exactly what you want the funding for, so make sure you’ve found the course you want to complete, how much the equipment you need will be, or what your community project will cost.

Click here to apply for Your Degree, Your Talent or Your Career.

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