Driving & Non Driving Staff
Driver Hire Fife is part of the UK’s leading recruitment firm specialising in the transport and logistics sector, and we can supply every type of driver.
We also support Industrial functions with warehouse staffing and businesses in the Commercial sector who may need to call upon office and administrative staff.
Whatever the role, you can count on us to supply well-briefed, professional and motivated people that will help you achieve your organisation’s objectives.
If you are looking to recruit a new member of staff and are unsure which contract to choose, take a look at the information provided on temporary, temp-perm and permanent options, available in the section ‘Staff Contract Options’.
Staff Contract Options
Whatever the role, you can count on us to supply well-briefed, professional and motivated people that will help you achieve your organisation’s objectives. If you are unsure of which contract type is right for you, take a look at some of the options below.
If you require last-minute or contracted staff to help out with demand, whether it’s due to peaks in business or holiday cover, our high quality candidates can help. The length of the assignment is dependant on your requirements, long or short-term.
Using temps can increase flexibility and reduce overall staff costs. If you would like to discuss any cover requirements that may come up in the future, please get in touch today as we can help you plan ahead and manage this correctly.
Temporary – Permanent
Temp to Perm or ‘Try Before You Buy’ – this is a perfect opportunity to let us source and place an employee on a 12 week temp to perm basis, having gone through all of the advertising, interviewing,vetting and selection process on your behalf.
You take the candidate for 12 weeks and at the end of that contract period, they transfer onto your payroll with NO extra fee. It’s a great chance for both employer and employee to get to know one another before committing to a permanent employment contract.
Recruiting for a new, permanent member of the team can sometimes be time-consuming and expensive. As we’re experts in the logistics industry, we use a variety of channels and connections in order to find the right person for your business. Our thorough process means we will ensure we get the best candidate for the job by identifying skills requirements, but also the type of person who would flourish in your company.
We are able to call upon our extensive database for suitable candidates, carry out all pre-screening, interviewing and any assessments required on your behalf before we organise interviews convenient for both you and your potential new team member.
This entire process which involves advertising, screening and assessing is of no extra cost to you – in fact, you don’t pay any fee until the right candidate has commenced their new job with you.
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If you would like more information on this give us a call to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have.
Upgrading your Driving Licence
The UK logistics industry is a fast-moving, exciting place to work. There’s huge demand for high-quality professional drivers, so if you’ve got what it takes, you can build a brilliant career. From skilled multi-drop drivers carrying out final-mile deliveries, to HGV tramping drivers – these are the people that keep the UK moving, and you can be a part of it.
You can upgrade your driving licence with our Licence Acquisition Training service. So whether you’re looking to become a lorry, coach, bus or FLT driver, or would like to upgrade your existing HGV licence to Class 1, ADR or HIAB, we can help. We also provide a great way to spread the cost of your training with finance options and have pricing illustrations available here.
Click the links below to explore your licence options.
Start your professional driving career with the HGV Class 2 licence. Automatically qualifying you to drive any vehicle covered for both LGV C1 and C, it is also the stepping stone to gaining your Class 1 (C+E). More details
Get the most comprehensive licence you can hold, your HGV Class 1. Suitable for anyone who holds or is training for a Category C licence and who wants to increase their earning potential by driving the biggest trucks on the road. More details
Required for all vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, this licence is ideal if you want to upgrade from regular van work but remain in light lorries such as supermarket delivery vans and small rigid lorries. Always in demand. More details
The ADR licence is a special vocational certificate, which entitles you to drive vehicles with tanks or carrying certain categories of dangerous goods. More details
Many commercial vehicles are now fitted with a ‘lorry mounted crane’ – for example for delivering building materials to a construction site or logs to a home. To operate these vehicles, you’ll need your HIAB certificate. More details
To become a professional driver of larger minibuses (9-16 seats), buses and coaches, you need a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) Category D or D1 licence. More details
If you would like to discuss your driving career and explore your licence upgrade options, get in touch today or submit an online enquiry here.
Other Services We Provide
Driver Hire Fife offers a wide range of other service to meet the needs of every business, no matter how large or small.
Use the navigation links to find more information about our other services including temporary, temp – perm and permanent staffing, driving and non-driving staff, Driver CPC Training and more…
Proud to be Driver Hire
What our customers said about working with Driver Hire Nationwide:
- 95% of people rated Driver Hire’s customer service as Excellent or Good – 77% chose excellent
(responses from 320 customers in December 2020)
- For the fifth year running ‘reliable service’ tops the list as the main thing customers would miss if they weren’t using Driver Hire
(responses from Driver Hire customer surveys December 2016 – December 2020)
- 81% of customers rate the value for money received from Driver Hire as Excellent or Good
(responses from 320 customers in December 2020)
Some things our customers said about Driver Hire include:
‘extremely professional’, ‘the drivers they supply are excellent’, ‘I don’t know what we would have done without Driver Hire this year’, ‘excellent service’, ‘very flexible and responsive’, ‘Driver Hire understands our business and what we require’, ‘never look anywhere else’, ‘dependable’, ‘reliable’, ‘a pleasure to deal with’, ‘spot on with all aspects’, ‘an example of how a recruitment agency should be run’ (taken from customer survey responses in December 2020)
What our candidates said about working for Driver Hire Nationwide:
- 97% of candidates said they were proud to work for Driver Hire
- 95% of candidates rate the level of respect and service received from their Driver Hire office as Excellent / Good
- 88% of candidates scored 8/10 or more when asked if they would recommend working for Driver Hire
- Friendly/welcoming pace to work, variety of work and independence our candidates’ top three reasons to work for Driver Hire
- Nearly two thirds (64%) if candidates said they would definitely recommend working for Driver Hire
(responses from 1014 candidates in December 2020)
Some things our candidates said about Driver Hire include:
‘very pleasant to deal with’, ‘prompt payment’, ‘friendly and welcoming atmosphere’, ‘very good at keeping me informed’, ‘really impressed and feel valued’, ‘I enjoy the variety of work’, ‘very flexible’, ‘a pleasure to work for’, ‘real team players’, ‘will never work for another agency’, ‘feel part of a professional team’, ‘excellent service’ (taken from candidate survey responses in December 2020)
Driver CPC Training
Driver Hire is one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC Training. We offer 20 different JAUPT approved course subjects with interactive and engaging content and have course satisfaction ratings of 93%*
Whether you are a driver who needs to keep up to date with your 35 hours of Driver CPC Training or a company with drivers who need to undertake this, we can help you with your requirements.
The Driver CPC is for professional LGV and PCV drivers. It is a requirement of EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, and enhance safety on our roads.
All professional drivers, driving ‘for hire and reward’ (on licence categories C, C1, C+E or C1+E for goods vehicles) are now required to have completed their Driver CPC and must carry a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) at all times when driving professionally.
Driver CPC training is an ongoing requirement. The DQC is valid for five years, and having gained their card, all drivers must undertake 35 hours’ periodic training during those five years, or they will not be permitted to renew their card.
Training must be undertaken in 7-hour blocks and the best way for any driver to meet their obligations is to spread their training over several years.
To find out more give us a call on 01592 770 037 or visit our training website for further information, including courses available in your area.
*Surveys conducted after completion of training