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Helping you stay healthy this Christmas

As you enjoy the party season, the last thing you want is a dose of festive food poisoning. So you’ll be glad to know that Driver Hire is helping to ensure that you stay healthy throughout Christmas – as long you don’t over indulge!

Our Galashiels based office, Driver Hire Borders, is currently supplying Ashwood UK with a laboratory assistant. Ashwood UK is one of the country’s leading microbiology and chemistry laboratories. “They test food items for many of the UK’s leading food retailers to ensure that it’s free from disease and infection,” says Jason Martin, recruitment consultant at Driver Hire Borders.

“Ashwood have a member of staff on long-term sick (not as result of food poisoning!) and needed someone to cover for them,” Jason continues. “They had recruited someone, but it didn’t work out. So they approached us to find the right person for the job.”

Finding lab technicians and assistants to test chicken breasts and wide range of other food products isn’t one of Driver Hire’s more regular requests. But with a short burst of advertising, Jason quickly found Adrian Donohue.

“The team at Borders keep in regular contact with us to see if we need any staff,” says their Operations Manager, Sarah Green. “So when we needed a replacement they were our first call. As it’s for sickness cover, it made sense to put it through an agency because this gives us added flexibility. Jason was really helpful. Adrian is doing a great job for us and has quickly found his feet in our busy lab testing team.”


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