Nicky Hanson

Nicky Hanson

Apprenticeship Manager & Safeguarding Lead

Our Reading Depot is home to our very own Nicky, fun and bubbly, and with years of experience too – we think you’ll like her very much.

Nicky started her time in transport as a trainee bus driver in Brighton & Hove where she then became a fully qualified bus driver and served the local routes for six years, meeting and greeting the locals with a smile. Nicky then decided to broaden her horizons and moved over to coaches for both National and International, short and long-haul journeys (chasing the sun) as far as Italy and everything in between. She continued with Coaches for four years before deciding to transfer to goods vehicles, quickly qualifying for her C (Rigid) and C+E (Articulated) licences. In the next few years, Nicky found herself in a multitude of exciting roles whilst working as an agency driver; from Multi-drop to refrigerated, curtain-siders to flatbeds she’s done it all. But Nicky decided that she wanted to mix things up a bit and took a full-time role with concrete mixers for the next few years.

But Nicky had always wanted to become an Instructor right from when she first started as a trainee Bus driver – Now was the time, and she joined the team at 2 Start in 2014. Nicky now teaches on all of our road-going vehicles, is a fully qualified Instructor on the National Register of LGV Instructors, is qualified for the carriage of Dangerous Goods, as well as recently qualified as an ITSSAR Instructor/Examiner for forklifts; who knows what’s next!

Outside the Instructors seat, Nicky enjoys a daily swim (750 meters a day, at least!), spending time with her family and having a nice hot curry. So come and meet Nicky, we think she’s great – and we’re sure you’ll agree.