Crafting a winning CV for Traffic Management Operatives

Joanne Morgan
October 5, 2023

When it comes to pursuing a career as a Traffic Management Operative, a well-crafted CV may be your first step towards securing that dream job. Your CV is not just a piece of paper or a page or two on a screen; it's your opportunity to showcase your skills, qualifications, and experience. To stand out in a competitive field, it's essential to highlight your attributes effectively.

In this blog post, Jo Morgan, Trainer at Vocation Training, will explore some valuable CV tips specifically tailored for Traffic Management Operatives.

Begin your CV with a concise personal statement that summarises your key qualifications and/or experience as a Traffic Management Operative. This should immediately grab the employer's attention.

  • One of the core requirements for this role is a full UK driving licence. Make sure this stands out on your CV. Include details such as the type of licence you hold and the length of time you've held it, and whether you have points.
  • Mention your experience in accurately carrying out vehicle checks and driving company vehicles. This demonstrates your commitment to safety and your ability to handle the equipment crucial to the job.
  • List your Lantra accredited qualifications, including TTMBC and 12D T1 & T2. These certifications prove that you have the necessary training and knowledge to excel in the field.
  • Traffic Management Operatives need more than technical skills, they also require excellent teamwork and communication skills. Mention instances where you've effectively worked in a team and communicated clearly on-site.
  • Stress your commitment to safety by showcasing your understanding of Health & Safety and Manual Handling regulations, including any relevant courses or training you've completed in this area. 
  • Explain your adherence to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines. This includes detailing work experience where you have worn PPE and your dedication to wearing it consistently.
  • Talk about experience of shift work. Traffic Management runs 24 hours a day.

Use job-specific terminology

Tailor your CV to the job description by using the same terminology and keywords that the prospective employer has used. This will help your CV pass through tracking systems and boolean searches that are used by recruiters  to show that you are a perfect match for the role.

Transferable skills from previous jobs

Don't forget to highlight transferable skills from your previous roles or training. These could include organisational skills, problem-solving abilities, ability to meet deadlines in fast-paced environments, or customer service experience, all of which can be valuable in traffic management.

Demonstrate your fitness and health

Working as a Traffic Management Operative can be physically demanding. To assure employers that you're fit for the role, highlight where you have worked outdoors in all weather conditions, or jobs where you have been on your feet all day, or even when you have worked long shifts. If you have not yet had any work experience, you can demonstrate mental agility and physical fitness by adding information into the Hobbies and Interests section of your CV.

Proofread and format

Before sending your CV, thoroughly proofread it to eliminate any grammatical or spelling errors. Ensure that the formatting is consistent and easy to read, and that you have added your correct contact details, giving an employer or agency an idea of where you live, and where you can travel to.

Crafting a compelling CV for a Traffic Management Operative role requires a mix of technical qualifications and soft skills. Highlight your driving credentials, Lantra qualifications, safety awareness, teamwork, customer service and communication skills. Tailor your CV to the job description, emphasise transferable skills, and showcase your fitness for the role

As part of Vocation Training’s Traffic Management course, your Trainers will help you craft a brand new TMO CV. With a well-prepared CV, you'll be on the right track to secure your position in the competitive world of traffic management.

If you are interested in joining Vocation Training, please apply for our course here

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