As specialists in HGV recruitment, we understand that as a driver you may have numerous questions about your role around aspects such as HGV driving benefits and HGV drivers pay.
Getting your answers from a logistics expert means that you can be confident you’re receiving accurate answers and advice, which can be extremely beneficial to drivers who are new to the industry.
We receive numerous enquiries, which our team are always happy to answer, which is why we have compiled a list of some of your most frequently asked questions about our HGV Class 1 and Class 2 jobs below:
What HGV jobs are available in the UK?
As one of the UK’s leading HGV recruitment agencies, we currently have a mixture of class 1 HGV jobs and class 2 HGV jobs across the UK including driving jobs in London, as well as a few warehouse and managerial positions.
We actively recruit for a range of positions for various businesses, including major UK supermarket Sainsbury’s, leading merchandise retailer Poundland and one of the most popular delivery companies Evri (formerly Hermes).
Some of these roles may require you to be physically fit as there’s some heavy lifting involved, whereas others feature mostly trunking. The details and specifications for each job are listed in the job description for each role, so you can assess which role will be most suitable for you.
How frequently will I be paid?
We pay our drivers weekly via PAYE, as we understand the importance and how convenient this can be.
Many of our drivers appreciate receiving their money significantly faster than they would in other roles that require waiting to the month end, helping them to deal with the demands of the current cost of living crisis.
What do I need to become an HGV driver in the UK?
To become an HGV driver in the UK, you need to be over 18 years old. You will also need:
- A full category B (car) licence
- A Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC)
- To take 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to remain a qualified HGV driver
- To have the right to work in the UK
Can I work as an HGV driver in the UK if I’m from overseas?
Yes, but you will need to have the right to work in the UK, for example, having a work visa/permit.
To find out more about this or to apply for a visa, please visit the UK Government website.
How many hours will I be working?
Our clients offer various shift patterns, with a few of the roles being part-time hours and some being full-time shifts where you’ll work 12-hour shifts for 4 out of 7 days.
Many of our clients do offer flexible hours, so you can tailor your job to suit your needs. If you have a few commitments and would like to know which positions offer flexible working, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I become an HGV driver?
To become an HGV driver, you need to be over 18 years old and possess a full car driver’s licence. You’ll also need to upskill your licence to a category C or category C+E and pass the Driver CPC test. After this, you’ll be ready to find a class 1 HGV job or a class 2.
Do you accept newly qualified drivers?
Yes, we have several roles with clients who do accept newly qualified drivers. This will be listed in the job specification – but if you’re unsure, please give our friendly team a call on 01707 636 680 who can discuss this further.
Why choose H&G Recruitment?
Here at H&G Recruitment, we are a leading one of the nation’s fastest-growing HGV and industrial recruitment experts in the supply chain. With over 18 years of experience within the industry, our team’s knowledge and passion to help drivers find new roles is unmatched.
We offer our drivers around the clock support by remaining open 24/7 throughout the year, whether that’s providing them with information about a role or answering a query, we’re always just a phone call away.
We work across the UK, filling Class 1 and Class 2 HGV jobs nationwide. We fill HGV jobs in London, St Albans, Northampton, Kent, Leeds and a number of other locations.
If you have an enquiry or are seeking a new role in the logistics sector, please contact us. Call our team on 0845 561 6000 or send us an email at email@example.com who will be happy to assist.Back to News