A glamorous student has bagged herself a part time job driving a 44 tonne lorry
Forget pulling pints down the student union to make some extra cash – this glamorous student tops up her loan by working part time as a trucker.
Amy Clark, 19, from Broughton, North Lincolnshire, passed her lorry driving test just six months ago – and is one of the youngest females to do so in the country.
The young driver, who is currently studying business management at university, claims all her friends are desperate to travel with her across the country on one of her many lorry trips.
Unlike the usual bar or nightclub work that most students endure while studying, Amy loves driving a 44 tonne lorry across the country.
But unfortunately she’s only able to put her lorry driving skills to the test when she’s back home.
At university, Amy lives like an average student, enjoying nights out and shopping.
Passing her lorry driving test at the young age of 18, Amy now holds three licences.
Amy said: “I was over the moon when I turned 18 and could finally get my lorry driving licence.
“My family were all so proud and I couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel.
“I’m quite a girly girl who loves going shopping and nights out so a lot of people are very surprised when I step out of a lorry.
“I look so small driving such a huge vehicle but they’re great to drive and I’m a safe driver.
“None of my friends at university believed me when I told them about my part time job at home.
“But I’m like most students when on campus in Cirencester, I love to go out with friends, drink and dance.
“I look forward to coming home during term times as I know I can get to work at my dad’s lorry company.
“I know it’s very different profession for a young female student but my dad loves driving lorries and I like the fact that a lot of my friends have normal jobs in retail stores or offices whereas mine is very unique.”
Amy has passed three separate driving tests in two years before the age of 20, and thanks her dad for being a huge influence.
She said: “When I told my dad I wanted to get my lorry licence he was behind me 100 per cent.
“I passed my tractor test at 16 but I always wanted my lorry licence and although it was a bit daunting at first, I’m now confident driving anywhere.
“I recently got insured on a lorry and I’m looking forward to travelling hundreds of miles all over the country to cities such as Manchester and Derby.
“I will be travelling down south as well, and to Birmingham where I’ve been before, which is 120 miles away.
“I went on to pass my car driving test before my lorry driving test and that gave me the confidence to get my third.
“The lorry test consisted of three straight days of pure training before an examination on the final day, I was overwhelmed to finally hold my license.
“Moving a lorry is not as difficult as it seems, there’s just slight differences when operating the wheel.
“I guess one of the biggest differences is having a lorry card as well as a key which clocks all of the hours that I drive.
“I love driving and the fact I do long car journeys such as from Lincolnshire to Gloucestershire gives me much more confidence when driving any vehicle, especially as it’s a three hour drive.
“I have my car with me at university which is great but there’s added pressure on me when I’m driving because my friends know that I have multiple licences.
“I can’t wait to come home during holidays and help my dad out delivering timber on his lorries.”
Amy stated how she is planning to work full time every holiday when she’s home.
“I’m going to work full time over Christmas, Easter and in the summer and will be travelling all over.
“I’m unsure on what I eventually want to do as a career but it’s great knowing that I’ll always have lorry driving to fall back on.”
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