Your Role as a Driver
If you are an experienced commercial driver looking for your next driving job then look no further! Driving roles offer the opportunity to work independently and if you enjoy being on the road and helping keep businesses and the economy moving then this is a great career option! What's more HGV drivers, in particular, are in high demand across the UK. Did you know that 148 Billion Tonnes of Goods were moved in the UK by GB registered HGV's alone in 2017-2018? That equates to over 18.6 billion KM's Travelled!
Swanstaff recruit Drivers for a variety of jobs including:
- 3.5t Driver Jobs
- 7.5t Driver Jobs
- Class 1 Driver Jobs
- Class 2 Driver Jobs
- Fork Lift Truck Driver Jobs
- ADR Driving Jobs
- Drivers Mate Jobs
Duties of a Driver
- Drive safely and adhere to all Health and Safety regulations
- Route Planning for optimised delivery times
- Report any accidents or injuries to Supervisors immediately.
- Loading and Unloading of Goods
- Report any maintenance requirements
- Follow road regulations and abide by road traffic laws.
- Work with support teams to provide exceptional customer services and address customer concerns.
- Perform vehicle inspection before and after each trip
- Adhere to company policies and procedures.
- Maintain driving log, prepare vehicle performance forms and complete daily paperwork
- Provide special care in delivering fragile and hazardous products.
- Utilise handheld devices to record deliveries
Required Skills and Experience of a Driver
- Self Dependent and enjoy working alone
- Reliability and Honesty
- Planning skills
- Problem Solving
- Ability to work to tight schedules and deadlines
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- Excellent road awareness and driving skills
- Customer service skills
- Mechanical knowledge and an understanding of how the vehicle works/operates
Long known as Britain's Gateway to Europe, with over 70,000 registered businesses, Kent offers a great place to find work - with an unemployment rate of 2.4% - lower than the national average.
The county of Kent has a population of over 155 Million people, with towns including Dartford, Swanley, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Ashford and Folkestone all having great transport links to London and the coast.
The county has a lot to offer it's residents and visitors, with miles of open countryside, quaint coastal towns and lifestyle destinations such as Bluewater Shopping Centre. You don't get a much better way to relax in your downtime than sitting in a Kentish pub garden with the sun shining down on you, enjoying the fresh countryside air that the garden of England offers.
HGV Class 2 Driver
£12 - 14 Per Hour
Swanstaff Recruitment are looking for more HGV Class 2 Drivers for our client based in Swanley. The job will involve the delivery of products to businesses in the South East area that could include London. There are normally between 10-15 deliveries a day and they could cover quite a wide area so you may clock up a few miles driving every day! Most deliveries are unloaded by forklift but there might be some manual unloading as well. Start time is usually 6am and depending on the delivery area you could be out until 18.00pm. We guarantee 8 hours minimum and overtime is paid after 8 hours. Job Title: HGV Class 2 Driver Location: Swanley Rate of Pay: £12.00-14.00 per hour, plus holiday pay. We don’t use umbrella companies so you won’t get any unexpected tax bills! The Role of a Class 2 Driver: Complete daily vehicle checks and defect sheets and ensure the vehicle is road worthy To ensure that loads are safe and legally compliant Check and correctly use any paperwork in relation to the loads carried Ensure that all legislation regarding tachograph regulations and the working time directives are met Communicate any customer issues or complaints promptly to the line manager At least 6 months years driving experience. Requirements of a Class 2 Driver: HGV Class 2/ Category C Driving licence Digi tacho Card CPC Card No more than 6 minor points If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Matt from our Swanley team! Looking for a tool to help you with your job search? Download the Swanstaff APP now for all our latest vacancies, career advice and more! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.
HGV Class 1 / C+E Driver (Tramping/Nights Out)
£36608 - 36608 Per Annum + 25 per night out bonus
Are you looking to branch away from your boring daily commute? We havenights-out roles available in the Dartford area! With these roles, you will be working up to 4 nights out per week, which means you will only be travelling to and from the depot once or twice a week, saving you miles and money on your current daily commute! Swanstaff are seeking experienced HGV Class 1 Drivers on behalf of our client, who are keen to secure a new opportunity collecting trailer units from variousports across the UK! This is a genuine opportunity to branch away from dead-end driving roles into a long-term, challenging career with unlimited future potential! Job Title: HGV Class 1 Tramper Driver (Class 1/C+E/Nights Out) Location: Dartford, Kent Salary: £36,608 per annum + £25 per night “Night Out” bonus + “Sick Pot Bonus after 1 year of employment” All you need is a minimum of 2 years, HGV Class 1 experience and a go-getter attitude! You will be flexible to complete tramping shift patterns on a Monday – Friday basis. Full training is provided along with stability, career progression and an amazing team behind you! Please note, assessments and training for these roles will be based in Dartford, Kent. The Role of a HGV Class 1 Tramper Driver Collecting and delivering curtain-sided trailers from different ports across the UK Ensuring all loads are safely strapped and secured Ensuring all cargo is collecting and delivered Requirements of a HGV Car Tramper Driver: Full Class 1 (Cat C+E) Driving Licence Valid Digital Tachograph Card Valid CPC/DQC Card Minimum of 2 years recent experience in Class 1 Driving Must be comfortable undertaking overnight stay shifts If you are looking for the next step in your careerthen please get in touch with Garethin our Head Office on 01322 479999. These roles will be filled quickly, so get intouch today if you don’t want to miss out! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal employment company