Over the past few years, more women have joined the industry and they now make up approximately 22% of the sector. Therefore, as the logistics industry is currently predominately male-dominated, it is imperative that logistics businesses encourage everyone to join the industry to improve its diversity.
As an equal opportunities employer, we are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and supporting women working in the logistics industry. As part of this, we provide countless opportunities to those in the sector to promote wider diversity and inclusion.
We want to see the industry continue to evolve and be more inclusive over the forthcoming years, so we have highlighted 3 reasons why women should join the sector.
Flexible work schedule
We understand that everyone has a different lifestyle and commitments. Therefore, many of our clients offer flexible HGV jobs and warehouse roles, so you can tailor them based on your needs.
We believe that everyone should be able to have time to do their hobbies and have enough time to spend with their family and friends. This is why a majority of our shifts have various shift patterns and start times – so, whether you would prefer to work day or night shifts, we can help you find the perfect role.
Excellent rates of pay and benefits
Our clients offer fantastic rates of pay for both class 1 and class 2 HGV jobs, with some clients offering an annual salary of up to £43,196. Not only this, but our roles come with additional benefits too. For example, we offer a recommend a friend bonus scheme, where you will receive a bonus for referring a friend to join our agency. In addition to this, for some of our roles, we offer weekly retention bonuses – a token to show our HGV drivers how much we appreciate their commitment.
Opportunity for career development
We have numerous positions with reputable blue-chip and major retail clients across the UK, including roles with Sainsbury’s, Poundland, Next and Evri HGV jobs. These roles offer potential opportunity progression, with many of our vacancies offering permanent employment opportunities.
These opportunities span across the sector from HGV driver jobs to warehouse management positions. Therefore, whether you would prefer to develop your career in the transporting field or within the warehouse management arena, our team of professionals can support your career development.
About H&G Recruitment
We were founded by two female business professionals with years of experience working within the sector, Charlotte Harper and Gail Radley. Both Charlotte and Gail work hard to ensure that H&G remains an inclusive business by presenting equal opportunities for everyone. Charlotte said,
“It’s no secret that the logistics field has predominantly men working within it, but this has only motivated me and my team to encourage women to join the industry.
We have continuously pushed for diversity within the sector, by offering our staff and our logistics workers flexibility and support if and when needed. Whether it’s work-from-home days (where appropriate), doing more activities after work, or a shorter working week to spend more time with their family, we’re flexible in our approach to work.
Therefore, I urge women and people from different backgrounds to start a new rewarding career and join us in our mission to increase diversity within the sector.”
Why choose us?
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 19 years of experience within the industry, our team’s knowledge and passion to help logistic workers find new roles is unmatched.
If you’re looking to join the industry and need help finding the perfect role, please contact us. Call our team on 0845 561 6000 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to assist.Back to News